Heat Transfer Effect of Inert Gas on Multi-Tubular Reactor for Partial Oxidation Reaction

Kwang Ho Song, Sang Eon Han, Kwang Ho Park

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Abstract

The heat transfer effect of an inert gas on a multi-tubular reactor for a partial oxidation reaction has been determined. The model reaction system in the study was partial oxidation of propylene to acrolein. Both theoretical modeling and experimental studies have been performed to determine the heat transfer effect of inert gas on the system. Among many inert gases, CO2 was selected and tested as a diluent gas for the partial oxidation of propylene to acrolein system instead of conventionally used N2. The productivity increase through changing the inert gas from N2 to CO2 was possible due to the heat transfer capability of CO2. In this study, by replacing the inert gas from N2 to CO2, productivity increased up to 14%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-189
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acrolein
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Heat Transfer
  • Inert Gas
  • Multi-tubular Reactor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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