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dc.contributor.authorFerner, Emilyeng
dc.contributor.authorSuppes, Galen J.eng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.contributor.meetingnameUndergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2007 : University of Missouri--Columbia)eng
dc.date2007eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.descriptionAbstract only availableeng
dc.description.abstractThe biodiesel industry has burgeoned as renewable fuel sources have come to the forefront of the efforts to reduce pollution. As the production of biodiesel grows, the byproduct, glycerol, becomes a disadvantage that must be dealt with. An additional one billion pounds of glycerol are expected to be introduced into a market that currently demands only six-hundred million pounds per year. The conversion of glycerol to acetol by means of a copper-chromite catalyst paired with reactive distillation seems to be one attractive solution as it produces acetol for only $0.50 per pound as acetol's use is currently limited by its $5.00 per pound price tag. This attractive price reduction opens up use for acetol in a variety of applications. Acetol's application as a green solvent in an everyday role such as white board cleaner will be thoroughly evaluated in this project.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Engineering Undergraduate Research Optioneng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1593eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forumeng
dc.source.urihttp://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid=eng
dc.subjectbiodieseleng
dc.subjectglyceroleng
dc.subjectprice considerationseng
dc.subjectreactive distillationeng
dc.titleAcetol: A green solvent [abstract]eng
dc.typePresentationeng


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