The Co-current reactor-heta exchanger part II. Experimental results

Authors

  • Thomas F. Degnan,

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

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

A reactor of fiour crossflow nomolithic blocks is used to approximate a cocurrent and a countercurrent reactor-heat excanger. Essentailly isothermal reaction pass profiles are produced by flowing the coolant and reactant streams cocurrent to each other according to the criteria set down in Part I of this paper. A multiplicy of steady states is shown to exist for the autothermal countercurrent mode, but not for the autothermal cocurrent mode, under identical conditions.

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