‘bed dilution revisited’
There are three papers containing the results of an investigation of the effect of inert bed dilution on the conversion in gas-solid fixed beds, which was carried out in Delft. This work was carried out within Eurokin since it was concluded earlier that the often-used equation from Van den Bleek to estimate the maximum allowed amount of inert bed dilution in a gas-solid (or liquid-solid) fixed bed reactor is not reliable and not generally applicable. The effect of dilution on the conversion was investigated by simulations and experiments in the six-flow reactor in the laboratory.
The work published in the three papers below was also presented at the Reactor Engineering session of the Europacat V conference (2-7 September 2001, Limerick, Ireland) and also at the conference NCCC III (the Netherlands’ Catalysis and Chemistry Conference 2002, 4-6 March 2002, Noordwijkerhout).
First dilution paper was published in December 2002 in Chemical Engineering Science: R.J. Berger, J. Pérez- Ramírez, F. Kapteijn, J.A. Moulijn, Catalyst performance testing: bed dilution revisited, Chem. Eng. Sc., 57 (2002) 4921-4932.
This paper focuses on the effect of inert bed dilution on the conversion in well-mixed beds (gas-solid application).
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