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Design and economic analysis of a maleated soybean oil and ester production facility


1997 1997

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Abstract (summary)

Many industrial applications for soybean oil have been developed, such as, drying oils for paints, epoxidized soybean oil for plastics, and stabilizers for synthetic resins. Unfortunately, in the past 30 years the market for drying oils has decreased and the use of epoxidized soybean oil has plateaued in the industry. Concurrently, environmental and life cycle considerations have excited interest in annually renewable feedstocks. The significance of the study was to investigate the reaction rate, processability, and characteristics of maleated soy products. Knowledge gained from laboratory experiments were applied to the design of a manufacturing process to produce maleated soy products. A maleated soy ester was produced in the laboratory and was found to be a good plasticizer for PVC. Two process designs were studied, continuous and batch, as possible routes to produce maleated soybean oil and the esterification of the oil. The continuous process was found to be superior to the batch by two methods of analysis, return on initial investment and internal rate of return.

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Subject
Chemical engineering
Classification
0542: Chemical engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences
Title
Design and economic analysis of a maleated soybean oil and ester production facility
Author
Seybold, Kenneth Randall
Number of pages
98
Publication year
1997
Degree date
1997
School code
0128
Source
MAI 43/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496919062, 0496919067
Advisor
Narayan, Ramani
University/institution
Michigan State University
University location
United States -- Michigan
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1424737
ProQuest document ID
304382356
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304382356
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