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Title Process Design Analysis for the Valorisation and Selection of Integrated Micro-algae Biorefineries
Document Type Article
Year 2014
Authors Psycha, M., Pyrgakis, K., Kokossis, A.C.
Source Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol.33, p.1543-1548
Keywords Biorefinery; Glycerol; Micro-algae; Thermally coupled distillation; β-carotene
Abstract The paper discusses the development of an integrated process that addresses the co-production of glycerol, β-carotene and proteins using a multitude of solvents and scoping to reduce energy consumption. Process integration is applied to target efficiency scoping reviewing thermal integration, and the use of alternative separation schemes. The analysis reviews economic benefits as well as the impact of process integration in securing the viability of the incentive. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
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