Methodology for the Design of Optimal Chemical Reactors Based on the Concept of Elementary Process Functions

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Peschel A, Freund H, Sundmacher K
Publisher: ACS American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 49
Journal issue: 21
Pages range: 10535-10548
ISSN: 0888-5885


Abstract


In this contribution, a methodology for the optimal design of chemical reactors based on the best reaction route in the thermodynamic state space is proposed. This route is obtained by tracking a fluid element on its way through the reactor and manipulating the fluxes into this element. Instead of choosing the reactor design a priori and optimizing the free parameters of the chosen reactor setup, an innovative reactor design is developed based on the optimal flux profiles. Besides classical reactor concepts, this methodology is suited to investigate the potential of different process intensification options such as integration of reaction, cooling and separation in a single apparatus, or the application of high interface areas for heat and mass transfer. The methodology is exemplarily illustrated for the development of a new SO(2) oxidation reactor. The residence time as an example for a meaningful objective is minimized, and a reduction of 69% compared to the optimized technical reference case is achieved.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Freund, Hannsjörg Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalytische Reaktoren und Prozesstechnik


External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems


How to cite

APA:
Peschel, A., Freund, H., & Sundmacher, K. (2010). Methodology for the Design of Optimal Chemical Reactors Based on the Concept of Elementary Process Functions. (pp. 10535-10548). Philadelphia, PA, USA: ACS American Chemical Society.

MLA:
Peschel, Andreas, Hannsjörg Freund, and Kai Sundmacher. "Methodology for the Design of Optimal Chemical Reactors Based on the Concept of Elementary Process Functions." Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, USA ACS American Chemical Society, 2010. 10535-10548.

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