Periodic operation of a tubular reactor: a simulation of consecutive reactions in a chromatographic reactor
Journal article, 1989

The performance of a chromatographic reactor is studied by means of computer simulations for consecutive reactions represented by A + B → R R + B → S For square-wave pulsing it is demonstrated that a chromatographic reactor can give a higher yield than a plug-flow reactor operated at steady state if A and B are pulsed in phase. Moveover selectivity for a chromatographic reactor can exceed steady state values for a plug-flow reactor. The most advantageous cycle time for the pulsing is discussed, and the effects of changing adsorption capacity and cycle split are shown qualitatively.


Gunnar Lidén

Department of Chemical Reaction Engineering

Lennart Vamling

Department of Heat and Power Technology

The Chemical Engineering Journal,

Vol. 40 1, January 1989 31-37

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