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Optimisation of operating conditions in batch for more sustainable continuous process transposition

Di Miceli Raimondi, Nathalie and Elgue, Sébastien and Prat, Laurent E. and Cognet, Patrick and Cabassud, Michel Optimisation of operating conditions in batch for more sustainable continuous process transposition. (2008) Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 3 (1). ISSN 1934-2659

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Implementation of exothermic and fast reactions requires a perfect temperature control to avoid thermal runaway and in most cases to limit by-products production. In order to fit with the heat removal capacity of common devices, expensive strategies are currently used to slow down this kind of reactions in order to avoid a strong temperature increase such as reactants dilution. Within the concept of process intensification, industries could move towards more sustainable process by reducing technology constraints to the benefit of chemistry. For that purpose, a two-step methodology is implemented. The first step consists in the optimisation of the operating conditions only based on stoichio-chemical scheme and kinetic laws. This is carried out by adjusting temperature profile and feeding rate strategy in a batch operation. Then a design for a continuous process is proposed, trying to approach the optimal batch operating conditions. This methodology is applied to the linear alkylbenzene sulfonation.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This article is available on http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol3/iss1/33
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS) - Procédés pour la Chimie Fine
Deposited On:15 Oct 2008 08:12

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