Recycled Gas Flow Control to Optimize Reaction Conversion and the Accomplishment of Heat Integration in Benzene Production through Hydrodealkylation of Toluene
Poster Jul 29, 2013
Afshin Abrishamkar, Saman Ahmadi Siahpoush, Yury Avramenko, Eiman Rahnema Falavarjani
The reaction takes place in a double-bed catalytic reactor which was assumed as two stoichiometric reactors in the simulation, each represents one compartment. The reaction conversion is decreased at high temperature therefore, the reactor temperature was controlled by specifying the flow of required recycle gas which enters in between of two reactor beds. The study was enriched with the improvement of thermal efficiency of the plant by heat integration. For this purpose, a heat exchanger network (HEN) was designed to reduce the utility consumption. Furthermore, the part of recycle gas flow was suggested to utilize as the fuel to the furnace. Such gas flow control allows supplying around 70% of the heat required for increasing the reactor feed temperature to the desire point. As the result, the overall efficiency of the plant is increased by the manipulations of gas flows in the process.
Determination of the Fat Content Profile of different Chocolate Products using an Automated Workflow for the Generation of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME)Poster
The method allows for automated determination of total fat content and quantitative analysis of saturated and unsaturated cis- and trans- fatty acids of different chocolate products.READ MORE
CiPA Phase 2 Study: validation of an automated microelectrode array (MEA) assay of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocyte electrophysiology for cardiac safety evaluationPoster
These results support the use of hSC-CM and MEA technology for preclinical assessment of proarrhythmic risk within the proposed CiPA paradigm, and, more generally, demonstrate that automation of the CM-MEA assay can achieve high reliability and throughput for cardiac risk assessment in vitro.READ MORE