Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry

, Volume 91, Issue 9, pp 1478–1485 | Cite as

Technologies for Processing of Crude Glycerol from Biodiesel Production: Synthesis of Solketal and Its Hydrolysis to Obtain Pure Glycerol

  • G. S. DmitrievEmail author
  • L. N. Zanaveskin
  • A. V. Terekhov
  • V. O. Samoilov
  • I. A. Kozlovskii
  • A. L. Maksimov
Organic Synthesis and Industrial Organic Chemistry


Information on the volume of production of biodiesel and crude glycerol from it is analyzed. The possibility of using crude glycerol as a feedstock for preparing solketal is demonstrated. The specific features of the solketal synthesis from crude glycerol and of separation of the reaction products are described. A catalytic process is suggested for selective decomposition of solketal to glycerol to obtain purified glycerol of any required concentration up to 99.8 wt %. A flowsheet is suggested for processing of crude glycerol to obtain solketal and subsequently converting it to obtain pure glycerol.


glycerol solketal biodiesel fatty acids sulfuric acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Dmitriev
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. N. Zanaveskin
    • 1
  • A. V. Terekhov
    • 1
  • V. O. Samoilov
    • 1
  • I. A. Kozlovskii
    • 2
  • A. L. Maksimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical SynthesisRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of RussiaMoscowRussia

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