An internally illuminated monolith reactor: Pros and cons relative to a slurry reactor

Joana T. Carneiro, Rob Berger, Jacob A. Moulijn, Guido Mul

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Abstract

In the present study, kinetic models for the photo-oxidation of cyclohexane in two different photoreactor systems are discussed: a top illumination reactor (TIR) representative of a slurry reactor, and the so-called internally illuminated monolith reactor (IIMR) representing a reactor containing immobilized catalyst. Results show that the models considered for both reactors predict the experimental values well. The IIMR is shown to be a better design in terms of light delivery at the catalyst surface. For the same photon power (Einst s−1) the IIMR will perform at lower photon irradiance (Einst m−2 s−1) since the area exposed to the light is higher. It will be shown that the catalyst can thus be used more efficiently in the IIMR
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S324-S329
JournalCatalysis today
Volume147
Issue numberSuppl.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event3rd International Conference on Structured Catalysts and Reactors, ICOSCAR 2009
- Ischia, Italy
Duration: 27 Sep 200930 Sep 2009
Conference number: 3

Keywords

  • Modeling
  • Photoreactor
  • Optical fibers
  • Light profile

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