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Design and economic evaluation of a bio-based route towards industrial adipic acid production

van Dam, N.W. and Yue, J. (2016) Design and economic evaluation of a bio-based route towards industrial adipic acid production. Bachelor's Thesis, Industrial Engineering and Management.

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Adipic acid is a chemical with a total demand of about 3,3 million tons/year in 2016. The chemical is mainly used for the production of nylon 6-6, which is a leading polymer in the current industry. Nowadays adipic acid is mainly produced by the oxidation of a mixture containing hexanone and hexanol (KA-oil) which is obtained from benzene and is accompanied by hazardous by-products . Since the crude oil reserves are declining and the green house emission is a big environmental concern for the international politics, bio-based routes towards adipic acid production represent a sustainable alternative to the existing fossil fuel-based route. The project is defined by 3 goals: 1) To find a bio-based route to produce adipic acid that is not industrially developed yet; 2) To come up with an rudimentary design of the associated chemical plant; 3) to make an economic evaluation of the bio-based route to determine whether it is economical feasible.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:11
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:11

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