Reactor Design to Improve Heat Integration

It can be possible to effect process changes to correct inappropriate reactor placing, and one option would be to change the reactor conditions. Often, the reactor conditions will need to be optimized for selectivity, catalyst performance, etc., which taken together with safety, materials of construction constraints and control makes it unlikely that the reactor conditions would be changed to improve heat integration. Obtaining appropriate placement of the reactor would perhaps require the rest of the process to be changed. If changes to the reactor design are possible, then the simple criteria illustrated in Chapter 16 can be used to direct those changes. Heat integration will always be improved by making ...

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