Optimising catalyst and membrane performance and performing a fundamental analysis on the dehydrogenation of ethanol and 2-butanol in a catalytic membrane reactor

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dc.contributor.advisor Lorenzen, L.
dc.contributor.advisor Sanderson, R. D.
dc.contributor.author Keuler, Johan Nico en_ZA
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Process Engineering.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-13T12:11:59Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-01T08:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-13T12:11:59Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2010-06-01T08:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2000-12 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1277
dc.description Thesis (PhD (Process Engineering))--University of Stellenbosch, 2000.
dc.description.abstract Stricter government regulations and higher energy costs have forced the chemical industry to focus more on environmentally friendly processes and to reduce energy consumption. The main goals of chemical companies are to obtain a high product yield and selectivity, and to reduce unwanted side products. Furthermore, if ractions can be performed at lower temperature, while maintaining the reaction conversion, it will result in large energy savings. Low termperature dehydrogenation reactions (below 300 degrees C) are very selective and do not produce many by-products, but conversion is limited by the reaction equilibrium. The conversion limitations have resulted in the development of alternative processes in recent years for producing alkenes from alkanes and aldehydes or ketones from alcohols.... en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Membranes (Technology) en
dc.subject Membrane reactors en
dc.subject Dissertations -- Process engineering en
dc.subject Theses -- Process engineering en
dc.title Optimising catalyst and membrane performance and performing a fundamental analysis on the dehydrogenation of ethanol and 2-butanol in a catalytic membrane reactor en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch


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