Valorization of bioglycerol through dehydration followed by electrochemical conversion

Lee, C.S. and Aroua, M.K. and Daud, W.M.A.W. and Cognet, P. and Lucchese, Y.P. and Fabre, P.L. and Reynes, O. and Latapie, L. (2015) Valorization of bioglycerol through dehydration followed by electrochemical conversion. In: International Symposium on Green Chemistry, 03-07 May 2015, La Rochelle, France. (Submitted)

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In this study, electrochemical valorization of glycerol was conductedin a two-compartmentelectrolysis cell. This novel method consisted of two steps; glycerol was first treated by concentrated sulphuric acid for dehydration to favour the electron transfer then was subjected to electrolysis. The glycerol conversion in the dehydration process was optimized using the Design of Experiment (DOE) methodology by studying the effect of reaction temperature, reaction time and mole ratio acid to glycerol. During the glycerol dehydration and electrochemical process, various high potential added-value compounds were produced such as glycerol acetal, glycerol ether and diethyl succinate. The possible reaction mechanismsfor the formation of these added-value chemicals are also proposed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 02:21
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 08:40

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