Volume 19, Number 3 (International Journal of Engineering 2008)                   IJIEPR 2008, 19(3): 17-25 | Back to browse issues page


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Fathikalajahi J, Baniadam M, Rahimpour R. AN EQUATION ORIENTED APPROACH TO STEADY STATE FLOWSHEETING OF METHANOL SYNTHESIS LOOP. IJIEPR. 2008; 19 (3) :17-25
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, fathi@shirazu.ac.ir
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 An equation-oriented approach was developed for steady state flowsheeting of a commercial methanol plant. The loop consists of fixed bed reactor, flash separator, preheater, coolers, and compressor. For steady sate flowsheeting of the plant mathematical model of reactor and other units are needed. Reactor used in loop is a Lurgi type and its configuration is rather complex. Previously reactor and flash separator are modeled as two important units of plant. The model is based on mass and energy balances in each equipment and utilizing some auxiliary equations such as rate of reaction and thermodynamics model for activity coefficients of liquid. In order to validate the mathematical model for the synthesis loop, some simulation data were performed using operating conditions and characteristics of the commercial plant. The good agreement between the steady state simulation results and the plant data shows the validity of the model.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Material Managment
Received: 2009/04/20

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