Grant project deliverable

Reactor design for industrial furfural production from sugar cane agricultural residues

Grant holder: Prof J Görgens

Institution: Stellenbosch University

Grant: CSIR/IU/WRIU/2016/007

Duration: 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019

Status: Complete

Project outline: The main aim of this project is to optimise the reactor design for furfural production from polysaccharidic material (xylan or agricultural residues) at industrially relevant conditions (specifically higher substrate loadings).

» Briefing note: Kinetic study of furfural production and degradation (2019)
» Dissertation: Lamptey, I. (2019). Comparative kinetic analysis of furfural production from xylan and xylose. Master's Thesis. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University.
» Dissertation: Steiner, A. (2019). Mechanistic and kinetic aspects of furfural degradation in dilute acidic media. Master's Thesis. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University.