Start up of an industrial adiabatic tubular reactor

J.W. Verwijs, J.W. Verwijs, Henderikus van den Berg, K.R. Westerterp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)
157 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The dynamic behaviour of an adiabatic tubular plant reactor during the startup is demonstrated, together with the impact of a feed-pump failure of one of the reactants. A dynamic model of the reactor system is presented, and the system response is calculated as a function of experimentally-determined, time-dependent, manipulated variables. The values of model parameters are estimated by using the SimuSolv (1991) computer program. The data set collected during the reactor start-up is used for the parameter estimation procedure. An excellent agreement is obtained between the experimental and the calculated system response. Many continuously-operated commercial reactors require a complete conversion of one of the main reactants at the reactor exit. It is shown that for an industrial tubular reactor a much higher initial reactor temperature is required during the startup, compared to the reactor inlet temperature during normal steady-state operation, to ensure a complete reactant conversion. Much more research is necessary to determine whether this is a generally valid rule.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1871-1880
Number of pages10
JournalAIChE journal
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • METIS-105842
  • IR-70986

Cite this

Verwijs, J. W., Verwijs, J. W., van den Berg, H., & Westerterp, K. R. (1992). Start up of an industrial adiabatic tubular reactor. AIChE journal, 38(12), 1871-1880. https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.690381204
Verwijs, J.W. ; Verwijs, J.W. ; van den Berg, Henderikus ; Westerterp, K.R. / Start up of an industrial adiabatic tubular reactor. In: AIChE journal. 1992 ; Vol. 38, No. 12. pp. 1871-1880.
@article{fc5f30bcc8ac4120b2cdb5c3cda8d914,
title = "Start up of an industrial adiabatic tubular reactor",
abstract = "The dynamic behaviour of an adiabatic tubular plant reactor during the startup is demonstrated, together with the impact of a feed-pump failure of one of the reactants. A dynamic model of the reactor system is presented, and the system response is calculated as a function of experimentally-determined, time-dependent, manipulated variables. The values of model parameters are estimated by using the SimuSolv (1991) computer program. The data set collected during the reactor start-up is used for the parameter estimation procedure. An excellent agreement is obtained between the experimental and the calculated system response. Many continuously-operated commercial reactors require a complete conversion of one of the main reactants at the reactor exit. It is shown that for an industrial tubular reactor a much higher initial reactor temperature is required during the startup, compared to the reactor inlet temperature during normal steady-state operation, to ensure a complete reactant conversion. Much more research is necessary to determine whether this is a generally valid rule.",
keywords = "METIS-105842, IR-70986",
author = "J.W. Verwijs and J.W. Verwijs and {van den Berg}, Henderikus and K.R. Westerterp",
year = "1992",
doi = "10.1002/aic.690381204",
language = "Undefined",
volume = "38",
pages = "1871--1880",
journal = "AIChE journal",
issn = "0001-1541",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "12",

}

Verwijs, JW, Verwijs, JW, van den Berg, H & Westerterp, KR 1992, 'Start up of an industrial adiabatic tubular reactor', AIChE journal, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 1871-1880. https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.690381204

Start up of an industrial adiabatic tubular reactor. / Verwijs, J.W.; Verwijs, J.W.; van den Berg, Henderikus; Westerterp, K.R.

In: AIChE journal, Vol. 38, No. 12, 1992, p. 1871-1880.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Start up of an industrial adiabatic tubular reactor

AU - Verwijs, J.W.

AU - Verwijs, J.W.

AU - van den Berg, Henderikus

AU - Westerterp, K.R.

PY - 1992

Y1 - 1992

N2 - The dynamic behaviour of an adiabatic tubular plant reactor during the startup is demonstrated, together with the impact of a feed-pump failure of one of the reactants. A dynamic model of the reactor system is presented, and the system response is calculated as a function of experimentally-determined, time-dependent, manipulated variables. The values of model parameters are estimated by using the SimuSolv (1991) computer program. The data set collected during the reactor start-up is used for the parameter estimation procedure. An excellent agreement is obtained between the experimental and the calculated system response. Many continuously-operated commercial reactors require a complete conversion of one of the main reactants at the reactor exit. It is shown that for an industrial tubular reactor a much higher initial reactor temperature is required during the startup, compared to the reactor inlet temperature during normal steady-state operation, to ensure a complete reactant conversion. Much more research is necessary to determine whether this is a generally valid rule.

AB - The dynamic behaviour of an adiabatic tubular plant reactor during the startup is demonstrated, together with the impact of a feed-pump failure of one of the reactants. A dynamic model of the reactor system is presented, and the system response is calculated as a function of experimentally-determined, time-dependent, manipulated variables. The values of model parameters are estimated by using the SimuSolv (1991) computer program. The data set collected during the reactor start-up is used for the parameter estimation procedure. An excellent agreement is obtained between the experimental and the calculated system response. Many continuously-operated commercial reactors require a complete conversion of one of the main reactants at the reactor exit. It is shown that for an industrial tubular reactor a much higher initial reactor temperature is required during the startup, compared to the reactor inlet temperature during normal steady-state operation, to ensure a complete reactant conversion. Much more research is necessary to determine whether this is a generally valid rule.

KW - METIS-105842

KW - IR-70986

U2 - 10.1002/aic.690381204

DO - 10.1002/aic.690381204

M3 - Article

VL - 38

SP - 1871

EP - 1880

JO - AIChE journal

JF - AIChE journal

SN - 0001-1541

IS - 12

ER -