Bioethanol Process Trainer With PLC Controls
Description of Bioethanol Process Trainer With PLC Controls
The Bioethanol Process Trainer is a pilot-scale plant that demonstrates batch fermentation and continuous distillation of a suitable feedstock into fuel-grade ethanol. The produced ethanol is denatured by a process that renders it unsuitable for human consumption as per any local regulations regarding Completely Denatured Alcohol. The Bioethanol Process Trainer With PLC Controls has PLC based instrumentation to provide for the control of operating flows, temperatures and levels. Bioethanol Process Trainer With PLC Controls trainer provides the student the opportunity to gain real operating experience focusing on ethanol fermentation, distillation, dehydration, denaturing and preparation for use as a fuel in addition to process control technology.
Bioethanol Process Trainer With PLC Controls trainer is available as a basic model for the chemical conversion using a refined sugar feedstock solution and ethanol separation by integrated binary distillation system. While industry uses a variety of feedstocks, the processing of these into fermentable sugars varies. Due to the complexity of the feedstock preparation processes we do not recommend these for student use at this time.
Function of Bioethanol Process Trainer With PLC Controls
Non-cellulosic ethanol production today relies on a fermentation process which uses microorganisms to convert simple sugars into ethanol and carbon dioxide. This reaction takes place at modest temperatures and pressures. The rate of reaction is influenced by several factors including temperature, degree of mixing, and the microorganism chosen for the process. This process trainer includes a number of student-friendly visualization components that allow the students to visually monitor the entire bioethanol fuel production process.
Specification of Bioethanol Process Trainer With PLC Controls