Hydrogenation in a high pressure non-isothermal batch slurry reactor

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General description    uses

This software package needs input data (to be supplied by the user) which consist of operating conditions, kinetic information and geometric information. The results, which include reactant and product concentrations, reactor temperature and the amount of hydrogen consumed, are calculated as functions of time by a numerical integration of the differential equations describing the reactant concentration and the reactor temperature, using known initial conditions. The software also displays information about the variation of some important parameters with operating conditions.

General description

This software package simulates the performance of a high pressure non-isothermal slurry reactor where a liquid phase reactant is hydrogenated, using suspended solid catalyst particles. The reactor is a dead-end reactor, connected to a pressure regulated hydrogen source. It is an agitated reactor, and the heat evolved is removed by providing a cooling jacket as well as an internal cooling coil. Cooling water or chilled water can be used as the cooling medium. Hydrogen solubility, dissolution rate, and heat transfer rate to the coil as well as jacket are calculated using well known correlations.

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Utility of the software

This software package can be used to :
  1. optimize the operating conditions of the hydrogenator such as catalyst loading, batch time etc.
  2. estimate kinetic information using operating data from an industrial reactor
  3. arrive at recommended operating conditions for a new reaction system
  4. evaluate alternate cooling systems
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