(503a) Innovative Design and Systematic Process Intensification Using Building Blocks
For dynamic intensification of multi-functional and periodic/cyclic processes, we propose a similar block superstructure, where each block represents a specific material performing a specific task for a specific time step. The superstructure is specifically suitable for the design of integrated, multi-functional and modular adsorption-reaction systems embedded within a single column while exploiting the dynamic interactions and trade-offs between different phenomena. Again, from the same superstructure, one can systematically generate variants of adsorption-reaction systems, including single- or multi-layered packed adsorption columns, reactors, pressure/temperature swing adsorption (PSA/TSA) processes, pressure and temperature swing adsorption (PTSA) processes, sorption-enhanced reaction processes (SERP), simulated moving bed chromatography (SMB) processes, and reactive SMB processes. Using this method, various intensified and modular processes can be designed for the utilization of both conventional and unconventional resources including stranded natural gas, contaminated shale gas, fuel gas or landfill gas to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals .
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