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Solid-liquid equilibrium in ternary mixtures of ethyl oleate, ethyl laurate and ethyl palmitate

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Autor(es):
Robustillo, Maria Dolores [1] ; Barbosa, Deise Fernanda [1] ; de Almeida Meirelles, Antonio Jose [2] ; Pessoa Filho, Pedro de Alcantara [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Engn, Dept Chem Engn, BR-05424970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Sch Food Engn, Dept Food Engn, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Fluid Phase Equilibria; v. 339, p. 58-66, FEB 15 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 10
Resumo

Biodiesel is a liquid mixture of fatty acid esters obtained through the reaction between fats or oils and alcohols. At low temperatures, the esters that constitute biodiesel tend to crystallize, which may be particularly critical for the biodiesel produced from ethanol, process little used or studied, although promising, since ethanol can also be obtained from biomass sources. In this work, an experimental study of solid-liquid equilibrium of ternary mixtures of ethyl oleate, ethyl laurate and ethyl palmitate was carried out using differential scanning calorimetry. Experimental results show that no eutectic composition is observed for ternary systems, although binary systems formed by ethyl oleate and ethyl laurate as well as ethyl laurate and ethyl palmitate present eutectic points at approximately 80% M ethyl oleate and 90% M ethyl laurate, respectively, indicating immiscibility in solid phase. The difference between the melting points in the case of the system ethyl oleate and ethyl palmitate causes ethyl oleate to act primarily as a solvent, being thus difficult to observe the eutectic point for this binary. Such results show that the solid-liquid phase equilibrium of these ternary mixtures cannot be seen as a simple extension of the solid-liquid equilibrium of the binary mixtures. The experimental results were also modeled considering that the liquid phase can be described by the Flory-Huggins activity model, with excellent agreement. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/18355-1 - Estudo do equilíbrio sólido-líquido de misturas de ésteres etílicos
Beneficiário:Maria Dolores Robustillo Fuentes
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 08/56258-8 - Phase equilibrium and purification processes in the production of biofuels and biocompounds
Beneficiário:Antonio José de Almeida Meirelles
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Temático