04Glycerol to Glycidol
Waste to Profit
Ceimici Novel will show manufactures how glycidol can be produced from the co-production of glycerol through its revolutionary approach to biodiesel manufacture.
Glycerol forms the basic component for the manufacture of glycidol (epoxy propanol) by reacting with dimethyl carbonate to first produce the important intermediate, glycerol carbonate.
Glycerol carbonate is thus converted into epoxy propanol (EP), which is used in the large-scale production of detergents, healthcare products, and industrial paints & coatings.
Glycidol is a valuable building block in the chemical industry and represents a significant alternative to epichlorohydrin, delivering ease of processing, atom efficiency and end product purity and quality.
Bound Glycerol is a very important specification criteria for Biodiesel. The level of Bound Glycerol is intricately linked to the Monoglyceride content. Delivering low Monoglycerides automatically solves the Bound Glycerol specification.
This important specification requires control of 2 specific items in the final Biodiesel
1. Monoglyceride level
2. Soap content
Monoglycerides are by far the most important element to control. With a Monoglyceride level of 0.4% the Cold Soak specification should be realised. However one needs to consider the composition of the Monoglyceride. If the Monoglyceride was mainly that of Oleic, then the specification will be realised. However if the Monoglyceride is mainly of Saturated Fatty Acid then issues can arise. The problem will mainly be observed in Biodiesel made from feedstocks like Palm oil, Tallow and waste oils of unknown composition.
Ceimici Novel technology mitigates this problem by delivering monoglyceride levels below 0.3%.
Technical Grade Glycerol
By using Sodium Methylate in Biodiesel manufacture the processor ends up with best 80% crude Glycerol. The balance of 20% is made up with Salt, MONG, Ash and Water. All of these contaminents complicate on processing where the first step is distillation.
The Ceimici Novel process deliver up to 98% Technical Grade Glycerol that does not contain Salt, MONG or Ash and is redidly distillable to give increased yield of UPC Glycerol or is redidly on processed as is to value added products such as Glycerol Formal, Glycerol Carbonate and Glycidol.
Ceimici Novel as part of its program will enter in to a long term purchase agreement for this Glycerol from the Biodiesel producer.