Polymer from Oranges-Abstract

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Polymers from Oranges: Design and Feasibility of Polymer Production from Orange Oil Derivatives Josef Dalaeli Chris Fogle Jerry Yang University of Oklahoma May 2, 2005
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1 Executive Summary This project presents the design and economic feasibility of a plant to produce a novel polymer made from orange oil derivatives and carbon dioxide. This new technology is desirable because of its use of carbon dioxide that would normally be emitted into the atmosphere and its use of renewable resources that reduce dependence on foreign oil. The polymer produced has properties similar to polystyrene, but the exact properties have not yet been determined experimentally. The feed products for the process are orange oil, tert-butyl hydroperoxide, and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a cheap feedstock because of its availability from power plants that wish to reduce emissions. The products of the process are the polymer polylimonene carbonate and tert-butyl alcohol. The process involves two main sub-processes, the production of limonene oxide from the
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