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The co-current reactor heat exchanger: Part I. Theory

Authors

  • Thomas F. Degnan,

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19711
    Current affiliation:
    1. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, 3M Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
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  • James Wei

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19711
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
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Abstract

Mathematical development is presented for the theory of a reactor heat exchanger in which the heat generated in the reaction stream is simultaneously transferred to a co-currently flowing coolant stream. The advantages of this scheme include isothermal conditions for the reaction stream, decreased parametric sensitivity, and improved stability.

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