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Description - Cyclic Separating Reactors by Peter L. Silveston

Process Intensification is a technology concept that attempts to increase the processing efficiency and throughput of a chemical plant. Separating reactors - chemical reactors that remove product from a reaction as it is formed - are an expeditious means of process intensification to reduce capital and operating costs, particularly where the reaction is equilibrium limited, and many commercial scale processes are in operation. Cyclically operating separating reactors are a development of this technology, which offer a number of benefits in operation. The technology has advanced to pilot scale, available "off the shelf", with several commercial scale applications under investigation. Cyclically Operating Separating Reactors is a critical examination of the relevant literature, aimed at establishing the magnitude of performance improvement available with this type of reactor with respect to systems in which the reactor and separator are separate units. The adequacy of present models is considered by comparison of simulation and experimental studies, and gaps in understanding or experimental verification of model predictions are identified.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405131568
ISBN-10: 140513156X
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 181mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter L. Silveston

Dr Takashi Aida is Associate Professor in the department of chemical engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Peter L. Silveston is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the chemical engineering department at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.