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Modeling of Radial Flow Dynamics for Fixed Bed Reactor

Singh, Anjani Kumar
Abstract
The purpose of this research was to study the flow distribution in the radial fixed bed reactors (RFBR) and suggest ways to improve the flow distribution. Three different geometries were created to study the flow distribution in RFBRs. The flow distribution was also studied for reaction in the RFBR. The bed length was varied with height. The simulation was done in CFX. The RFBR with increasing bed length with height improved the flow distribution (improved the flow distribution by 40%). The flow distribution in the RFBR with reduced bed length with height, improved by 20%. The radial velocity component for increased bed length RFBR reduced by 6% as compared to that of uniform bed length RFBR. The RFBR with increasing bed length with height is the most promising configuration for improving flow distribution.
Date
2005-12-01
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