(39c) How Proper Startup and Shutdown Procedures Are Critical in Operating the Laboratory Fixed Bed Reactors
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: 2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: Process Development Division
- Time: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:20pm-4:45pm
Laboratory scale fixed bed reactors are widely used for testing novel catalysts for chemical processes. These reactors are very small with reactor diameter, typically, in the range of Â¼â to Â½â and hold about 5-25 grams of catalyst. They are ideal for initial screening of many different catalyst samples at a very small scale. These reactors must be set up properly to ensure good contacting of the reactants with the catalyst particles. Good procedures for startup and shutdown of the reactors are equally important and can play a critical role in the reactorâs performance. A real life example will be shared showing how a reactorâs performance improved dramatically when the reactorâs startup and shutdown procedures were changed.
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