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Table 5 Stream results table (Optimized case)

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

Parameter/stream → ↓ LA-FEED METHFEED PURELACT DISTBOT SEP2BOT METHREC1 PRODUCT FIN-PROD
Temperature (K) 298.1 298.1 382.4 414.6 414.6 346.6 373.1 489.8
Pressure (atm) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mass flow (kg/hr) 10.5 7.5 11.056 8.625 8.072 4.129 10.122 5.993
Mass fraction (Mass purity)
Lactic acid 0.571   730 PPM 935 PPM   0.079 0.624 1
Methyl lactate    0.733 0.933 0.997 0.195 0.08 41 PPM
Methanol   0.996 0.005 302 PPB   0.54 0.22 4 PPB
Water 0.381 0.004 0.216 0.009 0.003 0.186 0.076 57 PPB
Others 0.05   0.045 0.059     
  1. Note: 1) Italicized numbers depict variables with significant variations over the range.
  2. 2) Listed row headers depict streams and column headers depict parameters (As shown by arrows).