Design of microchannel Fischer-Tropsch reactor using cell-coupling method: Effect of flow configurations and distribution

Title
Design of microchannel Fischer-Tropsch reactor using cell-coupling method: Effect of flow configurations and distribution
Authors
나종걸박성호정익환이용규크리스나다쉬박성언신서린하대근이영범정종태이철진한종훈
Issue Date
2016-04
Publisher
Chemical engineering science
Citation
VOL 143-75
Abstract
The objective of this study is to design a microchannel Fischer– Tropsch reactor with the evaluation of several flow configurations and distribution effect. A cell coupling computation was carried out for the microchannel reactor of five different flow configurations. In the cell coupling method, all the process and cooling channels are decomposed into a number of unit cells, and then coupled to solve the material and energy balances. The realistic flow distribution effect was incorporated into the model by using results obtained from computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The kinetic model was validated with experimental data, and the results of the reactor model was compared with data taken from the literature and the results were found to be in good agreement. Several case studies were conducted to see the effect of flow configurations, flow distribution, and catalyst loading zones. It was observed that the geometry of cross-co-cross current was found to give the best performance among the designs considered. The study also reveals that flow distribution and catalyst loading zone need to be carefully controlled for the safe, robust, and reliable reactor design and operation.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/67503
ISSN
0009-2509
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