(166g) Production Of Renewable Diesel A NOVEL MICRO-Scale Based Reactor
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2013
- Proceeding: 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Fuels and Petrochemicals Division
- Time: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 5:15pm-5:35pm
In this study a novel micro scale reactor was developed for conversion of palm olein into diesel range fuel with a thin layer of NiMoP/Al2O3 deposited on the walls of reactor. The study was performed with liquid feed concentrations of 5wt%, 25wt% and 50wt% palm olein in dodecane, temperature 275-350oC and pressure 10-35bar. Increasing temperature and pressure resulted in increased selectivity towards diesel range hydrocarbons. Decrease in hydrogen/ oil mole ratio with increasing palm olein feed concentration lowered conversion and selectivity towards diesel range products. The intensification of mass transfer afforded by the micro-scale reactor, achieved 100% conversion of palm olein at unconventionally high WHSV of 50-200h-1.