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- Siepmann, J. Ilja, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of membrane science 2017 v.540 pp. 464-476
- adsorption; artificial membranes; beers; bioethanol; cost effectiveness; crystals; diffusivity; distillation; economic sustainability; energy conservation; equations; ethanol; financial economics; fossil fuels; hydrophilicity; hydrophobicity; industry; lignocellulose; molecular models; process design; viability; zeolites
- ... Lignocellulosic biomass-derived ethanol offers a potential alternative to fossil-derived fuels. However, the energy-intensive nature of its recovery process, i.e., a sequence of two distillation columns – beer and rectification columns - enriching from 5 to 37, and 37–93wt%, respectively, limits its environmental and economic benefits. In this paper, we assess the potential of using zeolite membra ...