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A SIMULATION STUDY OF AN INDUSTRIAL METHANOL REACTOR BASED ON SIMPLIFIED STEADY-STATE MODEL

S., Yusup and N., Phuong Anh and H., Zabiri (2010) A SIMULATION STUDY OF AN INDUSTRIAL METHANOL REACTOR BASED ON SIMPLIFIED STEADY-STATE MODEL. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

Methanol is recognized as a potential renewable energy source for its uses in gasoline blending and direct methanol fuel cells. This work aims to develop a simulation model that can adequately represent and industrial real-life methanol reactor from a petrochemical plant at steady-state conditions. The main purpose is to provide a tool for investigating the effects of inlet temperatures, coolant inlet temperatures and velocity on the reactor’s performance under steady-state conditions. From the results obtained, it is revealed that the simplified model is able to approximate the plant’s operating conditions with sufficient accuracy of less than 5% error. The validated model allows a better temperatures, feed superficial velocities and coolant inlet temperatures. T his model can serve as a base for future improvement studies on the said reactor.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ammonia; Design; Nonlinear equations; Optimization; Ordinary differential equations; Problem solving; Differential evolution method; Multiple-shooting; Shooting methods; Single-shooting; Chemical reactors
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
ID Code:3727
Deposited By: Haslinda Zabiri
Deposited On:28 Dec 2010 06:50
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

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