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Title: Advanced Catalytic Hydrogenation Retrofit Reactor

Industrial hydrogenation is often performed using a slurry catalyst in large stirred-tank reactors. These systems are inherently problematic in a number of areas, including industrial hygiene, process safety, environmental contamination, waste production, process operability and productivity. This program proposed the development of a practical replacement for the slurry catalysts using a novel fixed-bed monolith catalyst reactor, which could be retrofitted onto an existing stirred-tank reactor and would mitigate many of the minitations and problems associated with slurry catalysts. The full retrofit monolith system, consisting of a recirculation pump, gas/liquid ejector and monolith catalyst, is described as a monolith loop reactor or MLR. The MLR technology can reduce waste and increase raw material efficiency, which reduces the overall energy required to produce specialty and fine chemicals.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
822407
Report Number(s):
DOE/CH/11018
TRN: US200413%%21
DOE Contract Number:
FC07-00CH11018
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Aug 2002
Research Org:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc (US)
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CATALYSTS; HYDROGENATION; PACKED BEDS; CHEMICAL REACTORS; DESIGN; RETROFITTING; ENERGY CONSERVATION