A model for a countercurrent gas—solid—solid trickle flow reactor for equilibrium reactions. The methanol synthesis

K.R. Westerterp, M. Kuczynski

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Abstract

The theoretical background for a novel, countercurrent gas—solid—solid trickle flow reactor for equilibrium gas reactions is presented. A one-dimensional, steady-state reactor model is developed. The influence of the various process parameters on the reactor performance is discussed. The physical and chemical data used apply to the case of low-pressure methanol synthesis from CO and H2 with an amorphous silica—alumina as the product adsorbent. Complete reactant conversion is attainable in a single-pass operation, so that a recycle loop for the non-converted reactants is superfluous. In the following article the installation and experiments for which this theory was developed will be described.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1871-1885
JournalChemical engineering science
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

Keywords

  • IR-69872

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