Integrated methyl-cyclohexane dehydrogenation/nitrobenzene hydrogenation plant: A case study of coupled endothermic - Exothermic reactions

Costin Sorin Bildea, Pietro Altimari

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Abstract

A discussion on an integrated methyl-cyclohexane dehydrogenation/nitrobenzene hydrogenation plant covers a case study of coupled endothermic-exothermic reactions; thermal efficiency that can be realized with direct coupling of endothermic and exothermic reactions; enhancing reactor performance; multiplicity patterns, dynamic bifurcations, and autonomous oscillations; behavior of reactor-separation-recycle systems; application of theoretic findings to design a plant which simultaneously performs nitrobenzene hydrogenation to aniline and methylcyclohexane dehydrogenation to toluene; avoiding reactor runaway and realizing safe operation; and production rate changes. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering-7 and 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA (Prague, Czech Republic 8/28/2010-9/1/2010).

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 28 2010Sep 1 2010

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Other19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period8/28/109/1/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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Bildea, C. S., & Altimari, P. (2010). Integrated methyl-cyclohexane dehydrogenation/nitrobenzene hydrogenation plant: A case study of coupled endothermic - Exothermic reactions. Paper presented at 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7, Prague, Czech Republic.