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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2012 Vol.3(4): 249-255 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.195

Reactive Extraction: An Intensifying Approach for Carboxylic Acid Separation

Kailas L. Wasewar

Abstract—Since last few decades, there has been a revitalization of attention towards new energy-efficient fermentation technology for large production of fermentation chemicals due to sharp increase in petroleum costs. Carboxylic acid has wide applications in various chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries. A growing demand for biodegradable polymers, substitutes for both conventional plastic materials and new materials of specific uses such as controlled drug delivery or artificial prostheses, draws attention the need for improvement of conventional processes for carboxylic acids production. Reactive extraction is a multifunctional reactor having reaction and extraction in a single unit. This intensified approach has the closed loop process with sustainability. In present paper, the concept of reactive extraction and effect of various parameters were discussed. These studies are very useful in the view of complete design of a reactive extraction process for the carboxylic acid production.

Index Terms—Reactive extraction, carboxylic acid,intensification, separation, parameters.

K. L. Wasewar is presently with Environmental Management and System Engineering (EMSE) Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Seocheon-dong 1, Yongin-Si,, Gyeonggi-Do - 446-701 South Korea
Permanent Affiliation: Advance Separation and Analytical Laboratory(ASAL), Department of Chemical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur – 440010 Maharashtra India (,


Cite: Kailas L. Wasewar, "Reactive Extraction: An Intensifying Approach for Carboxylic Acid Separation," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 249-255, 2012.

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