Membrane assisted fluidized bed reactor: experimental demonstration for partial oxidation of methanol

S.A.R.K. Deshmukh

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    In this thesis the reactor concept has been developed on the basis of an experimental study on the effect of fluidization conditions on the membrane permeation rate in a MAFBR, the extent of gas back mixing and the tube-to-bed heat transfer rates in the presence of membrane bundles with and without membrane permeation. In addition the kinetics of the main reaction and important side reactions during the partial oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde were determined and finally the technical feasibility of the reactor concept was assessed in a small laboratory scale reactor was tested aiming for a proof of principle.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Kuipers, J.A.M., Supervisor
    • van Sint Annaland, M., Co-Supervisor
    Award date27 May 2004
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs9789036520607
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • IR-41456

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