Decoking of fixed-bed catalytic reactors

K.R. Westerterp, H. Jan Fontein, F.P.H. van Beckum

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    A mathematical model for the description of the non-steady state process of decoking of a fixed bed catalytic reactor is presented. The relevant dimensionless groups are identified and their influence on the process discussed. Appropriate relationships are given for the estimation of the maximum temperature in the bed. Methods of monitoring the process and of controlling it in the case of unknown or variable coke contents are explained.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)367-375
    JournalChemical engineering and technology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1988


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