Spinning cloth disc reactor: Applicability to the epoxidation of limonene

Marcus Johns

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Abstract

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 Sep 2013
EventDTC Summer Showcase 2013 - University of Bath, Bath, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Sep 201318 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceDTC Summer Showcase 2013
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBath
Period16/09/1318/09/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Catalysis

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