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Processes 2014, 2(1), 265-292; doi:10.3390/pr2010265
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Selection of Technical Reactor Equipment for Modular, Continuous Small-Scale Plants

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1 INVITE GmbH, CHEMPARK, Building W32, D-51368 Leverkusen, Germany 2 Laboratory of Equipment Design, BCI, TU Dortmund University, Emil-Figge-Straße 68, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany 3 Laboratory of Plant and Process Design, BCI, TU Dortmund University, Emil-Figge-Straße 70, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 19 December 2013 / Revised: 5 February 2014 / Accepted: 11 February 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014
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Abstract

Fast process development, flexible production and the utilization of advanced process conditions are the main goals of modular and continuous small-scale plants (MCSPs). A configurable layout of the modules and the use of predefined equipment enable a quick and reliable conceptual process development and scale-up of continuous processes. Therefore, a computer-assisted selection methodology was developed and is presented, which allows the quick selection of plug flow reactor equipment for homogeneous liquid phase reactions. It identifies a favorable technical apparatus and the configuration in the early stages of process development. This can lead to the effective planning and guiding of scale-up experiments and closes the gap between lab and process development.
Keywords: continuous processing; modular plant design; predefined equipment; equipment selection; scale-up continuous processing; modular plant design; predefined equipment; equipment selection; scale-up
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Krasberg, N.; Hohmann, L.; Bieringer, T.; Bramsiepe, C.; Kockmann, N. Selection of Technical Reactor Equipment for Modular, Continuous Small-Scale Plants. Processes 2014, 2, 265-292.

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