The problem of optimizing the design of a sequence of adiabatic packed-bed reactors has been reviewed, and a practical and efficient digital computation algorithm for the solution of this problem has been developed. Based on a combination of analytic criteria for the optimum and a dynamic programming formulation, this algorithm becomes highly efficient as the number of reactors increases-reaching an effective upper limit in the significant computations required after about five stages. The application of this approach to a realistic system, the water-gas shift reaction, is illustrated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1966|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering