Reliable optimisation of the design and operation of fixed-bed catalytic reactors requires highly detailed models that can represent the relevant phenomena at all scales – from microscale reaction and diffusion in the catalyst pores to macro-scale operation in the full industrial reactor geometry. PSE’s Advanced Model Library for Fixed-Bed Catalytic Reactors provides detailed catalyst and packed bed models for heterogeneous catalysis, plus cooling models for tubular and annular reactors, to allow high-fidelity modelling of virtually any kind of fixed-bed reactor. This technology has been proven in many industry applications for a wide variety of reactions. Benefits include reduced model development times, improved reactor designs, improved operations, enhanced catalyst life, and the ability to screen and rank catalysts before actual installation.
- Reactor library content
- Demonstration of gPROMS software
- Toolkit for validating reaction kinetics
- Reactor optimisation
- Industrial case study
|Charles Brand is a Senior Applications Engineer in PSE’s Chemical, Petrochemical and Refining business unit. He is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from Imperial College on carbon capture using amine solvents. Charles has several years of industrial experience in catalytic reactors and distillation column modelling.|