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Design and optimisation of temperature cycled adsorptive reactors

Yongsunthon, I and Alpay, E (1998) Design and optimisation of temperature cycled adsorptive reactors Computers and Chemical Engineering, 22 (SUPPL.).

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This work describes a novel process in which reaction, separation and heat-exchange are combined within a single unit operation. Thermal and concentration swing steps are considered in the theoretical design and optimisation of the process configurations, and include co- and counter-current configurations. The operation is carried out over a fixed bed of an admixture of catalyst and adsorbent which selectively removes the primary product from the reaction zone. The adsorbent is periodically regenerated using hot inert gas, which also acts as an energy supply step for the endothermic reaction. An optimisation strategy is used to seek the optimal operating policy that enables the process to separate the primary product, and outperform an optimal PFR in terms of production yield and energy consumption. © 1998 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Yongsunthon, I
Date : 1 December 1998
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:07
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 23:27

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