Tracer-response techniques in evaluation of mixing in reactors. The mixing characteristics of an industrial liquid-phase reactor are evaluated from the transient response of the tracer concentration at the outlet

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  • Chiu-Nan Wei,

    1. Celanese Chemical Co., Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas 78408
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    • Chiu-Nan Wei is a staff engineer at the Process Design and Control Department, Exxon Chemical Americas in Baytown, TX. He is mainly engaged in the development of process molding and dynamic simulation to analyze process system design, to develop control strategy and to build operator training simulator for new processing plants. He has developed several operator training simulators for new chemical plants.

      He has B.S. in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University and a M.S. and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. He is a member of AIChE, ACS, SCS and Sigma Xi.

  • Shinya Ochiai

    1. Celanese Chemical Co., Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas 78408
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    • Shinya Ochiai received a B.S.M.E. from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, an M.S. from Rice University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University, in 1960, 1962, and 1966, respectively. In 1965 he joined Celanese Fibers Co., as an Instrumentation Development Engineer. Since 1968 he has been with the Celanese Chemical Co. Technical Center, where he is an Engineering Associate. His responsibilities include analyzing industrial chemical processes, developing measurement and control systems, and building process simulators for operator training.

      He received the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award for 1974 Joint Automatic Control Conference. He is a member of the Instrument Society of America, the Japanese Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Sigma Xi, and a licensed P.E. in Texas.


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