Determining Laboratory Reactors

The success of designing industrial reactors greatly depends on accurate and reliable laboratory data. These data are derived from reaction kinetics studies. The design and construction of laboratory and pilot plant reactors and experimental programs can be both time consuming and expensive, therefore it is imperative that the correct choice of laboratory reactor is used. Weekman [6] presents an excellent review on the choice of various laboratory reactors. The criteria employed to determine the appropriate type of reactor are listed in Table 21-10.
Sampling a two-fluid phase system containing powdered catalyst can be problematic, and this should be considered in the reactor design. In the case of a complex reacting ...

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