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Table 2 Design basis obtained from patented process

From: Development of a sustainable process for the production of polymer grade lactic acid

Equipment Parameter Values
Bubble column reactor Crude lactic acid + Impurities 1000 g/hr
Lactic acid feed temperature 369 K
Methanol + water 750 g/hr
Methanol feed temperature 392 K
Bottom section temp of bubble column 376 K
Separator Highly pure methyl lactate 2500 g/hr
Hydrolysis reactor Distilled water to reactor 2500 g/hr
Pure lactic acid to reactor 500 g/hr
Reactor temperature 373 K