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Optimization of Chemical Processes by the Hydrodynamic Simulation Method (HSM)

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Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
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VisiMix Ltd., Jerusalem 91450, Israel
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ChemEngineering 2018, 2(2), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering2020021
Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 13 April 2018 / Accepted: 2 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
We describe a hydrodynamic simulation method (HSM) that is based on hydrodynamic considerations in Batch and Semi Batch stirred reactor systems. The method combines hydrodynamic studies of the mixing procedure obtained from experiments in small and large scale stirred reactors together with process simulation by VisiMix software. We describe how this hydrodynamic simulation method can aid in process optimization and scale up. The use of the simulation method described in this article, will offer the user the possibility to achieve the best results during production stage, saving time and currency, and at the same time increasing the knowledge of the performed process. Several examples in the article demonstrate the benefits of the proposed method. View Full-Text
Keywords: mixing; stirred tanks; batch chemical reactor; simulation; hydrodynamics mixing; stirred tanks; batch chemical reactor; simulation; hydrodynamics
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Bentolila, M.; Alshanski, I.; Novoa, R.; Gilon, C. Optimization of Chemical Processes by the Hydrodynamic Simulation Method (HSM). ChemEngineering 2018, 2, 21.

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