Revisiting Glycerol Esterification with Acetic Acid over Amberlyst-35 via Statistically Designed Experiments: Overcoming Transport Limitations

Turnover rates for glycerol esterification with acetic acid over Amberlyst-35 were measured under different temperatures, reactants and active sites concentrations, and catalyst particle sizes. Data were collected in a batch reactor. Experiments were done following a sequence of factorial experimental designs.