Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

Current production of alcohol free-wine could be improved. Use of zeolites, molecular sieves, to selectively remove ethanol could be an improvement. Zeolites were added to ethanol and water solutions along with wine and removal capabilities were tested. Testing was performed using gas chromatography. Other changes in wine were tested by infrared spectroscopy. Results showed zeolites are more effective at the removal of small amounts of ethanol rather than removal of large quantities. Treating with zeolites only slightly changed wine composition.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

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