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Development of a micro-chemical plant for biodiesel production

Grant number: 16/20842-4
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2017 - April 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Technology
Principal researcher:Osvaldir Pereira Taranto
Grantee:Osvaldir Pereira Taranto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Química (FEQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Adriano Gomes Paixão da Silva ; Érika Marques Reis ; Harrson Silva Santana ; João Lameu da Silva Júnior ; Marcos Venicius Ramos Estevom ; Mariana Garcia Mendonça Lopes

Abstract

Biodiesel is considered a viable alternative to the use of diesel, since it presents some advantages over the fossil fuel. Biodiesel could be obtained from vegetable oils or animal fats, being a renewable and biodegradable fuel. Recently, studies about biodiesel synthesis in microreactors have been performed, however, few investigation were aimed to the development of micro-chemical plants in order to produce biodiesel in commercial scale. Micro-chemical plants could be defined as chemical plants using micrometric structures, mainly constituted by microreactors, micromixers and micro heat-exchangers. The micro-chemical plant development is divided in steps of microreactor design, distributors design and implementation, microreactors stand structure design and micro-chemical plant instrumentation and control. In this context, the present research project intends to develop a micro-chemical plant to produce biodiesel in commercial scale applying computational tools and prototyping techniques. The micro-chemical plant development will consist of internal numbering-up of a microreactor to increase flow rate capacity, flow rate distributor design in N sub-streams, microreactors stand structure design, and lastly, the micro-chemical plant instrumentation, control and implementation. The present research aims to contribute with new and economically viable technologies to reduce the use of petroleum oil by the biodiesel production and the knowledge advance of chemical processes in microscale. (AU)

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Scientific publications (13)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SANTANA, HARRSON S.; RODRIGUES, ALAN C.; LOPES, MARIANA G. M.; RUSSO, FELIPE N.; SILVA, JR., JOAO L.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.. 3D printed millireactors for process intensification. CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v. 28, n. 1, p. 180-190, . (16/20842-4)
LOPES, MARIANA G. M.; SANTANA, HARRSON S.; DA SILVA, ADRIANO G. P.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.. Three-dimensional-printed millireactor with yeast immobilized in calcium-alginate film for application in fermentation processes. AICHE JOURNAL, v. 68, n. 1, . (16/20842-4)
DE SOUSA, MARCOS R. P.; SANTANA, HARRSON S.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.. Modeling and simulation using OpenFOAM of biodiesel synthesis in structured microreactor. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOW, v. 132, . (16/20842-4)
SANTANA, HARRSON S.; SILVA, JR., JOAO L.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.. Optimization of micromixer with triangular baffles for chemical process in millidevices. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, v. 281, p. 191-203, . (16/20842-4)
SANTANA, HARRSON S.; SILVA, JR., JOAO L.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.. Development of microreactors applied on biodiesel synthesis: From experimental investigation to numerical approaches. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, v. 69, p. 1-12, . (16/20842-4, 13/25850-7)
MENDONCA LOPES, MARIANA GARCIA; SANTANA, HARRSON SILVA; ANDOLPHATO, VINICIUS FELIX; SILVA, JR., JOAO LAMEU; TARANTO, OSVALDIR PEREIRA. CFD analysis of flow distributor designs for numbering-up of biodiesel synthesis. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, v. 138, p. 458-471, . (16/20842-4)
MENDONCA LOPES, MARIANA GARCIA; SANTANA, HARRSON SILVA; ANDOLPHATO, VINICIUS FELIX; RUSSO, FELIPE NEVES; SILVA, JR., JOAO LAMEU; TARANTO, OSVALDIR PEREIRA. 3D printed micro-chemical plant for biodiesel synthesis in millireactors. ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, v. 184, p. 475-487, . (16/20842-4)
SANTANA, HARRSON S.; LOPES, MARIANA G. M.; SILVA, JR., JOAO L.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.. Application of Microfluidics in Process Intensification. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, v. 16, n. 12, . (16/20842-4, 13/25850-7)
LAMEU DA SILVA JUNIOR, JOAO; HADDAD, VICTORIA ANSELMO; TARANTO, OSVALDIR PEREIRA; SILVA SANTANA, HARRSON. Design and Analysis of New Micromixers Based on Distillation Column Trays. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, v. 43, n. 7, . (16/20842-4, 13/25850-7)
SANTANA, HARRSON S.; PALMA, MAURI S. A.; LOPES, MARIANA G. M.; SOUZA, JOHMAR; LIMA, GIOVANNI A. S.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.; SILVA, JR., JOAO LAMEU. Microfluidic Devices and 3D Printing for Synthesis and Screening of Drugs and Tissue Engineering. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, v. 59, n. 9, p. 3794-3810, . (16/20842-4)
SANTANA, HARRSON S.; SILVA JR, JOAO L.; DA SILVA, ADRIANO G. P.; RODRIGUES, ALAN C.; AMARAL, RODRIGO DE LIMA; NORILER, DIRCEU; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.. Development of a New Micromixer ``Elis{''} for Fluid Mixing and Organic Reactions in Millidevices. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, v. 60, n. 25, p. 9216-9230, . (16/20842-4)
SANTANA, HARRSON S.; DA SILVA, ADRIANO G. P.; LOPES, MARIANA G. M.; RODRIGUES, ALAN C.; TARANTO, OSVALDIR P.; SILVA JR, JOAO LAMEU. Computational methodology for the development of microdevices and microreactors with ANSYS CFX. METHODSX, v. 7, . (16/20842-4)
MENDONCA LOPES, MARIANA GARCIA; SANTANA, HARRSON SILVA; ANDOLPHATO, VINICIUS FELIX; SILVA, JR., JOAO LAMEU; TARANTO, OSVALDIR PEREIRA. Flow uniformity data on 3D printed flow distributors. DATA IN BRIEF, v. 23, . (16/20842-4)

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