Reactive distillation (RD)

Reactive distillation (RD) is an important intensification technology that combines reaction and separation in a single piece of equipment.​
It is an attractive intensified process unit because of its many advantages such as energy savings, cost reduction, safer design with fewer process units, higher conversion, and improved product removal.​

​Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) is a product of a reversible reaction with an application of reactive distillation. It is produced by the transesterification of propylene carbonate (PC) and methanol (MeOH). It is environmentally benign and a substitute for VOC*s used in paints, coatings, adhesives, and fuel additives​

Mohamed Saif explains reactive distillation to produce DMC in his YouTube video. We like Mohamed’s video because:  ​

– It covers the core information about reactive distillation ​
– Has a beginner-friendly content ​
– Presents the DMC simulation in detail  ​
– Highlights the relevance and the complexity of the RD application in process design  ​