Maximizing product concentration in a diabatic multistage reactor

Manal Moftah Saleh, Mark Nelson

Abstract


We develop a mathematical model describing the operation of autothermal processes. Autothermal reactors provide considerable thermal efficiency over conventional reactors. The reaction mechanism investigated is \(A\rightarrow B \rightarrow C\), where the reactions occur in a two reactor cascade. Specific features of coupled endothermic and exothermic reactions are taken into account. Particular considerations are presented and discussed for different catalysts to obtain 90% conversion into product.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v57i0.10387



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