Catalytic conversion of glycerin with NaOH under mild temperatures

Xu Zeng, Zhen Wei, Fang Ming Jin

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Abstract

Glycerol, a by-product from biodiesel industry with large amount, has become an important renewable resource for the production of value-added chemicals. In this paper, NaOH catalytic conversion of glycerin with high concentration to lactic acid and formic acid under mild temperatures was investigated. Glycerin was converted into lactic acid with the highest yield 65% and formic acid near 8% with glycerin 13.7 mmol and NaOH 25 mmol at 250 C for 30 min. This process may provide a promising utilization method of glycerin for producing high value chemicals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings
Pages4405-4407
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 16
Event2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Yichang, China
Duration: 2011 Sep 162011 Sep 18

Publication series

Name2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings

Other

Other2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011
CountryChina
CityYichang
Period11/9/1611/9/18

Keywords

  • NaOH
  • formic acid
  • glycerin
  • lactic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zeng, X., Wei, Z., & Jin, F. M. (2011). Catalytic conversion of glycerin with NaOH under mild temperatures. In 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings (pp. 4405-4407). [6058272] (2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECENG.2011.6058272