Modelling of an adiabatic trickle-bed reactor with phase change

Carlos Eduardo Ramirez Castelan, Angelica Hidalgo-Vivas, Jacob Brix, Anker Degn Jensen, Jakob Kjøbsted Huusom

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Abstract

This paper describes a modelling approach of the behavior of trickle-bed reactors used for catalytic hydrotreating of oil fractions. A dynamic plug-flow heterogeneous one-dimensional adiabatic model was used to describe the main reactions present in the hydrotreating process: hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation, and hydrodearomatization. The model was solved using a finite differences scheme and was coupled with a flash calculation in ProII and thus, obtaining a simulation framework that can be generally used for such reactors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - ESCAPE 27
EditorsAntonio Espuña, Moisès Graells, Luis Puigjaner
Volume40
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2017
Pages115-120
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-444-63965-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017
Conference number: 27
https://www.elsevier.com/books/27th-european-symposium-on-computer-aided-process-engineering/espuna/978-0-444-63965-3

Conference

Conference27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Number27
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period01/10/201705/10/2017
Internet address
SeriesComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN1570-7946

Keywords

  • Hydrotreating
  • Trickle-bed reactors
  • Dynamic modelling

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