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Modeling and Simulation Study of an Industrial Radial Moving Bed Reactor for Propane Dehydrogenation Process

Chin, S. Y. and Anwaruddin, Hisyam and Haniif, Prasetiawan (2016) Modeling and Simulation Study of an Industrial Radial Moving Bed Reactor for Propane Dehydrogenation Process. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 14 (1). pp. 33-44. ISSN 2194-5748 (Print); 1542-6580 (Online)

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Abstract

An accurate model is required to optimize the propane dehydrogenation reaction carried out in the radial moving bed reactors (RMBR). The present study modeled the RMBR using a plug flow reactor model incorporated with kinetic models expressed in simple power-law model. Catalyst activity and coke formation were also considered. The model was solved numerically by discretizing the RMBR in axial and radial directions. The optimized kinetic parameters were then used to predict the trends of propane conversion, temperature, catalyst activity and coke content in the RMBR along axial and radial directions. It was found that the predicted activation energies of the propane dehydrogenation, propane cracking and ethylene hydrogenation were in reasonable agreement with the experimental values reported in the literature. The model developed has accurately predicted the reaction temperature profile, conversion profile and catalyst coke content. The deviations of these simulated results from the plant data were less than 5%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: radial moving bed reactor, propane dehydrogenation, simulation, modelling, kinetic
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2017 01:53
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 02:09
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/13431
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