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dc.contributor.author Gunasekara, MY
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-12T14:05:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-12T14:05:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08-12
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/11869
dc.description Esterification reactions are limited by chemical equilibrium and commercially this reaction is carried out using either large excess of one of the reactants or by removing one of the products continuously. The removal of a product can be done simultaneously while the reaction is taking place by using the 'reactive distillation' process. The production of the ethyl acetate using reactive distillation method is an area where studies and research work are lacking. en_US
dc.description.abstract Ethyl acetate is a solvent widely used in the chemical industry including paints, coatings, ink production, adhesives, fragrances and pharmaceuticals. The most common strategy of producing ethyl acetate consists in a simple esterification of ethanol with acetic acid in the presence of acidic catalyst. This reaction is usually catalysed by environmentally hazardous liquid acids such as H2S04, H3P04 and HCI. Literature reveals that for synthesis of esters ion exchange resins can be used as catalyst. Studies are lacking for the determination of the potential to use less costly, ion exchange resins that are available in the local market as a catalyst in synthesis of ethyl acetate. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Senate Research Grant en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject ETHYL ACETATE en_US
dc.subject Ethyl acetate production in the presence of a catalyst. en_US
dc.title ETHYL ACETATE PRODUCTION IN THE PRESENCE OF A CATALYST en_US
dc.type SRC-Report en_US
dc.identifier.department DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL & PROCESSENGINEERING en_US
dc.identifier.accno 105482
dc.identifier.accno
dc.identifier.year 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.srgno SRC/LT/2009/44 en_US


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