Modeling process intensified catalytic plate reactor for synthesis gas production

Lakhete, P and Janardhanan, V M (2014) Modeling process intensified catalytic plate reactor for synthesis gas production. Chemical Engineering Science, 110. pp. 13-19. ISSN 0009-2509

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Abstract

This paper presents numerical study of co- and counter-flow arrangements for catalytic plate reactors (CPR). CH4 steam reforming coupled with CH4 oxidation is simulated using detailed surface reaction mechanisms. Effect of inlet velocities to the reforming channel, oxidation channel, and material properties of the plate on the resulting plate temperature and CH4 conversions is studied. The simulation results agree very well with an industrial scale reformer unit and calculations are further carried out to evaluate the number of CPRs and stacks required to replace and industrial unit

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autothermal; Catalysis; Chemical reactors; Dynamic simulation; Energy; Numerical analysis
Subjects: Chemical Engineering > Biochemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 11:37
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 06:46
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1220
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2013.05.021
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0009-2509/
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