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Toward a Competitive Process Intensification: A New Generation of Heat Exchanger-Reactors

By P. Tochon, R. Couturier, Z. Anxionnaz, S. Lomel, H. Runser, F. Picard, A. Colin, C. Gourdon, M. Cabassud, H. Peerhossaini, D. Della Valle and T. Lemenand

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International audienceProcess Intensification (PI) in chemical production is a major concern of chemical manufacturers. Among the numerous options to intensify a process, the transposition from a batch reactor to a continuous plug flow reactor is a good alternative when the selectivity and the thermal exchange are an issue. In this context, the RAPIC R&D project aims to develop an innovative low-cost component (in the 10 kg/h range). This project deals with the design from the local to the global scale and with testing, from elementary mock-ups to pilot scale. The present paper gives a detailed description of this research project and presents the main results on specification and definition of the reaction channel and the first simple mock-up

Topics: [PHYS]Physics [physics]
Publisher: 'EDP Sciences'
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.2516/ogst/2010020
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01937562v1
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