Physical solvent extraction of levulinic acid from dilute aqueous solution with 2-methyltetrahydrofuran

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Abstract

The results of the present investigation reveal that 2-methyltetrahydrofuran is a potential solvent for the extraction of levulinic acid from dilute aqueous solution. This conclusion is based on the relatively high values of distribution coefficient Kd (1.3-1.6) measured for the system of levulinic acid - water - 2-methyltetrahydrofuran at temperatures 298.2 K, 313.2 K, and 328.2 K, as well as encouraging performance of the continuous counter current Kühni column. The results give reason to believe, that 2-methyltetrahydrofuran can be considered for the extraction of other low molecular weight acids, such as formic or lactic acid, as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-473
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Solvent extraction
Acids
Formic acid
Lactic acid
Lactic Acid
Molecular weight
Water
2-methyltetrahydrofuran
levulinic acid
Temperature

Keywords

  • extraction
  • levulinic acid
  • physical solvent
  • 2-methyltetrahydrofuran

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