Periodic operation of a tubular reactor: a simulation of consecutive reactions in a chromatographic reactor
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Institutionen för kemisk reaktionsteknik

Lennart Vamling

Institutionen för värmeteknik och maskinlära

The Chemical Engineering Journal,

Vol. 40 31-37