Fixed-Bed Reactor Design and Diagnostics

Fixed-Bed Reactor Design and Diagnostics

Gas-Phase Reactions

1st Edition - March 5, 1990

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  • Author: Howard F. Rase
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162393

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Fixed-Bed Reactor Design and Diagnostics: Gas-Phase Reactions presents the essential theoretical and conceptual background of gaseous reactions catalyzed by solid catalysts in fixed beds. This book intends to provide recommendations to professionals who seek for modeling, scale-up, and diagnostics of fixed-bed reactors. The text is divided into three parts. Part I provides the conceptual background and relevant theories. Part II presents recommended mathematical models, scale-up procedures, and diagnostic methods. Part III gives a number of practical examples. The topics that are specifically discussed include heterogeneous catalysis and kinetics; general tubular reactor model; and general diagnostics for fixed-bed reactors. Engineers and professionals working with fixed-bed reactors will find the book highly informative.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Introduction

    Part I Theoretical and Conceptual Background

    2 Heterogeneous Catalysis and Kinetics

    3 Chemical Equilibrium

    4 Transport Processes and the Laws of Conservation

    Part II Design and Operation

    5 Design and Operating Models

    6 Detailed Recommendations on Reactor Design Strategy

    7 Shortcut Procedures

    8 Diagnosing Reactor Operating Problems

    Part III Examples

    1 Comparison of Equilibrium-Constant Calculation Methods

    2 Generation of Equilibrium-Conversion and Adiabatic-Reaction Temperature Plots

    3 Equilibrium Composition for Multiple Reactions Using Simultaneous Solution of Equilibrium Expressions

    4 Use of Equilibrium Calculations to Estimate Possible Contaminants

    5 Equilibrium Composition for Multiple Reactions Using Free-Energy Minimization

    6 Design of Reactors Based on Equilibrium Approach

    7 Highly Exothermic Reaction: Comparison of Reactor Types

    8 Use of a Reactor Model as an Aid to Catalyst Selection: Styrene Production with Radial-Flow Reactor

    9 Use of Reactor Model in Troubleshooting: Catalytic Reforming

    10 Expert System for Reactor Diagnostics: Steam Reforming

    11 Model Development from Recycle Microreactor and Pilot-Plant Data


    A.1 Interactive Driver Routine for IMSL Nonlinear Algebraic Equation Solver NEQNF

    A.2 Interactive Entries from Screen for Equilibrium and Adiabatic Plotting Program

    B.1 Input Listing for Cyclohexane Plant Recycle Using SIMSCI PROCESS™

    B.2 PFRSIM Subroutines for User Input

    B.3 Description of PFRSIM

    C.1 Derivation of General Shell Balance for Fixed-Bed Reactor



Product details

  • No. of pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
  • Published: March 5, 1990
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162393

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