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SIMULACIÓN DE LOS PROCESOS DE OBTENCIÓN DE ETANOL A PARTIR DE CAÑA DE AZÚCAR Y MAÍZ

Scientia Et Technica 01/2005;
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT En este trabajo se muestran las tecnologías existentes para la obtención de etanol carburante a partir de dos materias primas potenciales de la agricultura colombiana, la caña de azúcar y el maíz. Se realizó la selección del proceso más adecuado para ambas materias primas teniendo en cuenta factores económicos y ambientales. Finalmente se simularon los procesos escogidos, obteniendo resultados semejantes a los de los procesos reales correspondientes. Se demostró que las técnicas de simulación son una herramienta poderosa que permite minimizar tiempo, costos y experimentación en el diseño de bioprocesos como los de obtención de alcohol carburante.

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