Runaway and thermally safe operation of a nitric acid oxidation in a semi-batch reactor

B.A.A. van Woezik

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    A number of serious accidents has occurred due to a runaway reaction of a heterogeneous liquid-liquid reaction whereby a secondary side reaction was triggered. A basic lack of proper knowledge of all the phenomena, occurring in such a system, is one of the prime causes that may lead to overheating and eventually a thermal runaway. Therefore, a better understanding of these kinds of processes is of great importance for the safe and economic design as well as safe operation of those reactions. This thesis deals with the safe operation of a multiple liquid-liquid reaction in a semi-batch reactor in the example of the nitric acid oxidation of 2-octanol.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Westerterp, K.R., Supervisor
    Award date22 Sep 2000
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-36514878
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2000


    • IR-9513
    • METIS-105211

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