Advances in process intensification through multifunctional reactor engineering.

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A multifunctional reactor is a chemical engineering device that exploits enhanced heat and mass transfer to promote production of a desired chemical, combining more than one unit operation in a single system. The main component of the reactor system under study here is a vertical column containing packing material through which liquid(s) and gas flow cocurrently downward. Under certain conditions, a range of hydrodynamic regimes can be achieved within the column that can either enhance or inhibit a desired chemical reaction. To study such reactors in a controlled laboratory environment, two experimental facilities were constructed at Sandia National Laboratories. One ... continued below

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Cooper, Marcia A.; Miller, James Edward; O'Hern, Timothy John; Gill, Walter & Evans, Lindsey R. February 1, 2011.

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A multifunctional reactor is a chemical engineering device that exploits enhanced heat and mass transfer to promote production of a desired chemical, combining more than one unit operation in a single system. The main component of the reactor system under study here is a vertical column containing packing material through which liquid(s) and gas flow cocurrently downward. Under certain conditions, a range of hydrodynamic regimes can be achieved within the column that can either enhance or inhibit a desired chemical reaction. To study such reactors in a controlled laboratory environment, two experimental facilities were constructed at Sandia National Laboratories. One experiment, referred to as the Two-Phase Experiment, operates with two phases (air and water). The second experiment, referred to as the Three-Phase Experiment, operates with three phases (immiscible organic liquid and aqueous liquid, and nitrogen). This report describes the motivation, design, construction, operational hazards, and operation of the both of these experiments. Data and conclusions are included.

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  • Report No.: SAND2011-0673
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/1011212 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1011212
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc836373

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Cooper, Marcia A.; Miller, James Edward; O'Hern, Timothy John; Gill, Walter & Evans, Lindsey R. Advances in process intensification through multifunctional reactor engineering., report, February 1, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836373/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.