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Design of a Compact Microreactor/Heat-Exchanger for a Distributed Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Methanol

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School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reactions 2021, 2(4), 427-441; https://doi.org/10.3390/reactions2040027
Received: 3 June 2021 / Revised: 15 September 2021 / Accepted: 12 October 2021 / Published: 18 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers in Reactions in 2021)
The paper compares conceptual designs of a microstructured reactor/heat-exchanger for the small-scale production of C8+ range hydrocarbons from methanol over H-ZSM-5 catalytic coatings. In these designs, air was used as a cooling fluid in the adjacent cooling channels. The heat transfer characteristics of a single-zone reactor (with channels 500 μm in diameter) and a two-zone reactor (with an additional coolant inlet) have been compared. A single reaction zone was not able to reduce the temperature gradient below 15 K, while a two-zone configuration, with a counter-current fluid flow in the upstream section and co-current flow in the downstream section, demonstrated a near-isothermal behaviour, with a mean temperature of 653 K. View Full-Text
Keywords: H-ZSM-5 coatings; microchannel reactor/heat exchanger; process intensification; methanol to hydrocarbons H-ZSM-5 coatings; microchannel reactor/heat exchanger; process intensification; methanol to hydrocarbons
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Hu, G.; Cherkasov, N.; Rebrov, E.V. Design of a Compact Microreactor/Heat-Exchanger for a Distributed Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Methanol. Reactions 2021, 2, 427-441. https://doi.org/10.3390/reactions2040027

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Hu G, Cherkasov N, Rebrov EV. Design of a Compact Microreactor/Heat-Exchanger for a Distributed Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Methanol. Reactions. 2021; 2(4):427-441. https://doi.org/10.3390/reactions2040027

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Hu, Guannan, Nikolay Cherkasov, and Evgeny V. Rebrov. 2021. "Design of a Compact Microreactor/Heat-Exchanger for a Distributed Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Methanol" Reactions 2, no. 4: 427-441. https://doi.org/10.3390/reactions2040027

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