Spinning cloth disc reactor: Applicability to the epoxidation of limonene

Marcus Johns

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As the market for bio-based plastics increases, alternative feedstocks need to be found. Limonene, the main constituent of orange peel, is one of these. Its epoxides can be used to produce polycarbonates and polyurethanes,1,2 but process intensification for producing these epoxides on an industrial scale using a benign method is yet to be investigated.
Process intensification involves the substantial improvement of a manufacturing process, either by improved energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, or other qualities such as improved reaction rates, reduced waste production and improved purification steps. The spinning cloth disc reactor is a novel reactor suitable for enzyme-catalysed reactions that
exhibits properties associated with process intensification. This is the first reported use of the reactor for a multi-step reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2013
EventDTC Summer Showcase 2013 - University of Bath, Bath, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Sept 201318 Sept 2013


ConferenceDTC Summer Showcase 2013
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Catalysis


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