Radial temperature profile in the modelling of an industrial methanol reactor

P. Arva, F. Szeifert, K. Moser

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Abstract

The significance of the radial temperature profiles is investigated in industrial reactor simulation. With 2-nd order approximation of the temperature distribution, a radial effectiveness factor is introduced, and a one-dimension model is proposed. It well approaches the solution of the two-dimension one. The radial temperature profiles substantially affect the methanol production rate only in the run away state. At the hot spot the one-dimension model is satisfactory to test the significance of the radial temperature distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-106
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

  • Gradients
  • Modeling
  • Reactor
  • Tubular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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