Resins are polymeric catalysts that are heterogeneous catalysts designed to replace mineral acids and bases in many common reactions. The polymer morphology and porosity of these catalysts can be manipulated to control transport properties to optimize conversion and selectivity.
Our easy-to-use polymeric catalysts offer low corrosivity to equipment and have been used for over 50 years in some of the largest volume and most important products in the chemical and petrochemical industries.
Resins can be used for many applications. In addition, they are designed to purify, protect, or convert many areas of the biodiesel process.
Technically, it is a microporous cation exchange resin with beads of uniform particle size and color. The monodispersed has incredible kinetics to this mechanically and chemically very strong resin.
What can this Resin do?
- Also, removes soaps and salts in your feed stream from our polishing resin and converts free fatty acids in our other type of resin.
- Also, a very low differential pressure across each resin tower regardless of the resin used.
- Tower sizes will vary from one resin type to another.
Benefits of Resin?
- Very low-cost operation
- In contrast to most equipment resin towers have no moving parts on the towers
- Our polishing Can be regenerated many times for reuse
- Finally, all types are operated in a Continuous process
Typical Tower Resins Configuration
Typical resin configuration involves several vessels in series. Almost always is a downward flow on each tower. Configurations can be done to allow for backflow to “fluff” the resins as they get packed from continuous downflow motion.
Also, it is important to install differential pressure sensors or transmitters so that you can gauge the actual delta across the resin towers. Lead and Lag configurations are a minimum requirement, but a Lead / Lag / Lag configuration allows for cleaning well while two other towers are in service.
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SRS Offers Three Resin Options:
- Guard Resins: Used to protect Esterification Resins.
- Esterification Resins: Use to Convert FFA or Free Fatty Acids to a Methyl-Ester
- Dry Wash Resins: used to remove Glycerol, Soaps, Trace Water, and MEOH.
In the biofuel and glycerin industries, resins play a crucial role in various processes such as purification, separation, and catalyst support. Moreover, here are some different types commonly used in these industries:
Ion Exchange Resins
They are widely used for water treatment, purification of biodiesel, and glycerin refining processes. Furthermore, they effectively remove impurities, such as free fatty acids and salts, through ion exchange processes. Ion exchange resins can selectively adsorb or exchange specific ions from a solution, making them valuable in refining biofuels and glycerin.
Adsorbents are utilized for the purification and separation of biofuels and glycerin by selectively adsorbing unwanted impurities or contaminants. They can help remove color pigments, odor-causing compounds, trace metals, and other organic and inorganic impurities, thereby improving the quality of the final products.
Catalyst Support Resins
In biofuel production, catalysts are often used to facilitate chemical reactions. Catalyst support resins provide a stable and solid matrix for anchoring catalysts, enhancing their efficiency and lifespan. In addition, these resins typically have high surface areas and excellent mechanical properties to ensure optimal catalyst performance.
Polymeric, such as polystyrene-based, can be employed in the purification and separation of glycerin. They are capable of adsorbing specific compounds selectively, like glycerol from mixtures, enabling the production of high-purity glycerin.
Macroporous Resins possess a network of interconnected pores, providing high porosity and surface area for efficient adsorption and separation processes. Also, they are commonly used in the purification of biodiesel and glycerin, helping to remove impurities and undesirable components to meet industry standards.
It’s important to note that specific resin selection depends on the individual requirements and characteristics of the biofuel and glycerin production processes. In conclusion, manufacturers often choose resins that offer optimal performance, cost-effectiveness, and compatibility with their unique production methods.
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