Siluvai Antony, Praveen and Sohony, Rajiv Ananth and Biniwale , Rajesh B. (2014) An insight into spray pulse reactor through mathematical modelling of dehydrogenation of cyclohexane. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39 (13). pp. 6944-6952. ISSN 0360-3199

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A mathematical model has been developed to study the impact of nozzle-catalyst distance and bulk gas temperature on the conversion and hydrogen evolution rate in a spray pulse reactor. The effects of reactor configuration and operating parameters on conversion and evolution rate were predicted with more than 90% accuracy. Reactor optimization and sensitivity analysis were carried out and an optimal design of nozzle-catalyst distance 5 cm and bulk gas temperature of 50 �C were proposed. The optimized design was predicted to increase the conversion from approximately 32e74%. The model could be in general used for designing any endothermic heterogeneous catalytic reaction in a spray pulse reactor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spray-pulsed Reactor; Mathematical Modelling; Heterogeneous Catalytic System; Dehydrogenation
Subjects: Chemistry, Chemical Technology
Computers, Modeling
Energy Sources
Depositing User: Er Praveen Siluvai Antony
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 07:03
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 10:31

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