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Special Issue "Reactors and Models in Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT), Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering Technologiepark 125, 9052 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: kinetic modelling; reactor modelling; catalytic reactions; hydrogenation and hydrocracking; oxidative coupling of methane
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Special Issue in Catalysts: Catalyst Deactivation and Regeneration
Catalysis critically relies on an adequate reactor configuration for being optimally exploited. This can range from ideal, laboratory-scale reactors aimed at intrinsic kinetics acquisition, up to realistic, industrial-scale reactors targeting a maximized productivity. Models are of strategic advantage to bridge the gap between the various scales involved. Whereas laboratory-scale data typically serve the purpose of (micro)kinetic model construction, accounting for flow pattern non-idealities and/or transport phenomena at the pellet scale allows extrapolating the laboratory kinetics to the industrially relevant scale. The latter can be reliably achieved when the model accounts for the dominant phenomena in a fundamental manner. Even with present-day computational facilities, comprehensive models accounting for all potentially occurring phenomena, represent significant challenges for being solved within an acceptable time frame. The art in ‘reactors and models in catalysis’ is, hence, to tailor the model complexity to the needs of the objectives that are pursued starting from molecular catalyst design and extending up to the full-fledged industrial reactor optimization.
It is within this area that contributions to this Special Issue are envisaged, i.e., model construction aimed at acquiring a better understanding of kinetics, catalysis and reactors, as well as techniques to ensure that the employed models can be solved within a reasonable time frame. We are looking forward to your inspiring contributions.Prof. Dr. Joris W. Thybaut
Prof. Dr. Nikos Papayannakos
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- reaction kinetics
- chemical reactors
- (micro)kinetic modeling
- design and optimization