CFD Modeling and Simulation of the riser of an Industrial Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking(RFCC)unit

Aisha , Ahmed and A. , Maulud and M. , Ramasamy and M. , Shuhaimi (2012) CFD Modeling and Simulation of the riser of an Industrial Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking(RFCC)unit. In: ICPEAM2012, 12-14 June 2012, KLCC.



A 2D axi-symmetric, steady state and pressure-based model for the riser of an industrial RFCC unit was developed with ANSYS FLUENT in workbench 13.0. The Eulerian–Eulerian approach was applied to simulate the flow behavior of the two phases and the catalytic cracking reactions. The k-ε gas–solid turbulent flow per phase model was used, and the particle-level fluctuations are modeled in the framework of the kinetic theory of granular flow. Two different drag models were used separately to simulate the gas solid interaction in the riser fluidized bed. The 14-lump kinetic model was chosen to describe the complex catalytic cracking of the heavy residual feed stock. The particle volume fraction, velocity and temperature profiles, as well as product yields in the riser were analyzed and validated with results from open literature and plant data.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Process System Engineering
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
ID Code:8854
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Marappagounder Ramasamy
Deposited On:31 Jan 2013 23:53
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 01:59

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