Parametric sensitivity in fixed-bed reactors: Inter- and intraparticle resistance

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  • Massimo Morbidelli,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
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  • Arvind Varma

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Abstract

The role of inter- and intraparticle transport resistances in the sensitivity behavior of a fixed-bed catalytic reactor is fully elucidated. The parametric sensitivity regions obtained using a heterogeneous one-dimensional plug flow model are reported for various values of the involved dimensionless parameters. Comparisons with previous sensitivity criteria and with experimental data are also presented.

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