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Impact of the material on the thermal behaviour of heat exchangers-reactors

Despènes, Laurène and Elgue, Sébastien and Gourdon, Christophe and Cabassud, Michel Impact of the material on the thermal behaviour of heat exchangers-reactors. (2012) Chemical Engineering and Processing, 52. 102-111. ISSN 0255-2701

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2011.11.005


In the field of Process Intensification, manufacturers offer many technologies of heat exchanger-reactors which differ in the design, the nature of the material and the range of operating conditions. Such systems combine continuous operation with strongly coupled features of heat transfer, hydrodynamics, mixing, mass transfer and reaction that makes the choice of the optimal solution a difficult one. The present paper offers a comparison and a characterisation of heat exchanger-reactors manufactured in different materials: stainless steel and silicon carbide for the process plates, aluminium, stainless steel and silicon carbide for the utility plates. The results underline the advantages and drawbacks of each material and the associated impact on the control of industrial applications and, in particular, on the safety aspects.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The original PDF can be found at Chemical Engineering and Processing website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0255270111002418
HAL Id:hal-00878793
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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