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A Sustainable Ethanol Distillation System
AbstractThe discarded fruit and vegetable waste from the consumer and retailer sectors provide a reliable source for ethanol production. In this paper, an ethanol distillation system has been developed to remove the water contents from the original wash that contains only around 15% of the ethanol. The system has an ethanol production capacity of over 100,000 liters per day. It includes an ethanol condenser, a wash pre-heater, a main exhaust heat exchanger as well as a fractionating column. One unique characteristic of this system is that it utilizes the waste heat rejected from a power plant to vaporize the ethanol, thus it saves a significant amount of energy and at the same time reduces the pollution to the environment.
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Yang, Y.; Boots, K.; Zhang, D. A Sustainable Ethanol Distillation System. Sustainability 2012, 4, 92-105.View more citation formats
Yang Y, Boots K, Zhang D. A Sustainable Ethanol Distillation System. Sustainability. 2012; 4(1):92-105.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Yuelei; Boots, Kevin; Zhang, Dan. 2012. "A Sustainable Ethanol Distillation System." Sustainability 4, no. 1: 92-105.