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author = {Giarola, S and Romain, C and Williams, C and Hallett, JP and Shah, N},
doi = {10.1016/j.cherd.2015.10.034},
journal = {Chemical Engineering Research & Design},
pages = {181--194},
title = {Techno-economic assessment of the production of phthalic anhydride from corn stover},
url = {},
volume = {107},
year = {2016}

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AB - Phthalic anhydride is used worldwide for an extremely broad range of applications spanning from the plastics industry to the synthesis of resins, agricultural fungicides and amines. This work proposes a conceptual design of a process for the production of phthalic anhydride from an agricultural residue (i.e. corn stover), energy integration alternatives as well as water consumption and life cycle greenhouse emissions assessment. The techno-economic and financial appraisal of the flowsheet proposed is performed. Results show how the valorization of all the carbohydrate-rich fractions present in the biomass as well as energy savings and integration is crucial to obtain an economically viable process and that it is in principle possible to produce renewable phthalic anhydride in a cost-competitive fashion with a lower impact on climate change compared to the traditional synthetic route.
AU - Giarola,S
AU - Romain,C
AU - Williams,C
AU - Hallett,JP
AU - Shah,N
DO - 10.1016/j.cherd.2015.10.034
EP - 194
PY - 2016///
SN - 1744-3563
SP - 181
TI - Techno-economic assessment of the production of phthalic anhydride from corn stover
T2 - Chemical Engineering Research & Design
UR -
UR -
VL - 107
ER -