State multiplicity in multi-reaction reactor-separator-recycle systems

Anton A. Kiss, Costin S. Bildea, Alexandre C. Dimian, Piet D. Iedema

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This study deals with nonlinear phenomena, such as state multiplicity and instability, in Reactor-Separator-Recycle (RSR) systems involving multi-reactions, as well as with reactor design and plantwide control issues. One typical scheme is studied, the parallel / consecutive reaction: A + B → P; A + P → R, both reactants being recycled. The analysis is presented in term of dimensionless numbers, as plant Damköhler number and ratio of kinetic constants. A set of design guidelines that should be considered during the conceptual stage of recycle systems has been formulated. An industrial case study confirms the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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