Partial oxidation of methane in the Pulsed compression Reactor: experiments and simulation

T. Roestenberg, Maxim Glushenkov, Maxim Joerjevisj Glouchenkov, Alexandre E. Kronberg, Antonie Alex Verbeek, Theodorus H. van der Meer

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Abstract

The Pulsed Compression Reactor promises to be a compact, economical and energy efficient alternative to conventional chemical reactors. In this article, the production of synthesis gas using the Pulsed Compression Reactor is investigated. This is done experimentally as well as with simulations. The experiments are done by means of a single shot reactor, which replicates a representative, single reciprocation of the Pulsed Compression Reactor with great control over the reactant composition, reactor temperature and pressure and temperature history. Simulations are done with a relatively simple method, which uses different models for the chemistry and thermodynamic properties of the species in the reactor. Simulation results show very good agreement with the experimental data, and give great insight into the reaction processes that occur within the cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on chemical and Environmental Engineering (CD-rom)
Place of PublicationKuta (Bali)
Pages-
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameWorld Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology
Number43
ISSN (Print)2010-376X

Keywords

  • METIS-272193
  • IR-86522

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    Roestenberg, T., Glushenkov, M., Glouchenkov, M. J., Kronberg, A. E., Verbeek, A. A., & van der Meer, T. H. (2010). Partial oxidation of methane in the Pulsed compression Reactor: experiments and simulation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on chemical and Environmental Engineering (CD-rom) (pp. -). (World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology; No. 43). Kuta (Bali).