The use of pervaporation technology as a green drying process for the recovery and reuse of the solvent, tetrahyrdofuran, in a pharmaceutical synthesis has been evaluated. A case study has been performed on a step in the synthesis of a new oncology drug. Pervaporation has been integrated with a constant-volume distillation process to produce a hybrid system that allows for the recovery and reuse of tetrahydrofuran. An economic and environmental analysis shows that this is an effective technology for this application.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry