Engineering reactors for catalytic reactions

Vivek V. Ranade*

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Abstract

Catalytic reactions are ubiquitous in chemical and allied industries. A homogeneous or heterogeneous catalyst which provides an alternative route of reaction with lower activation energy and better control on selectivity can make substantial impact to process viability and economics. Extensive studies have been conducted to establish sound basis for design and engineering of reactors for practising such catalytic reactions and for realizing improvements in reactor performance. In this article, application of recent (and not so recent) developments in engineering reactors for catalytic reactions is discussed. Some examples where performance enhancement was realized by catalyst design, appropriate choice of reactor, better injection and dispersion strategies and recent advances in process intensification/ multifunctional reactors are discussed to illustrate the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-351
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Sciences
Volume126
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catalyst
  • effectiveness
  • engineering
  • hydrodynamics
  • reactors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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