DOI Number : 10.5614/j.eng.technol.sci.2014.46.3.5
Hits : 2

Dynamic Behavior of Reverse Flow Reactor for Lean Methane Combustion

Yogi W. Budhi, M. Effendy, Yazid Bindar & Subagjo

Department of Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
Email: Y.Wibisono@che.itb.ac.id


Abstract. The stability of reactor operation for catalytic oxidation of lean CH4 has been investigated through modeling and simulation, particularly the influence of switching time and heat extraction on reverse flow reactor (RFR) performance. A mathematical model of the RFR was developed, based on one-dimensional pseudo-homogeneous model for mass and heat balances, incorporating heat loss through the reactor wall. The configuration of the RFR consisted of inert-catalyst-inert, with or without heat extraction that makes it possible to store the energy released by the exothermic reaction of CH4 oxidation. The objective of this study was to investigate the dynamic behavior of the RFR for lean methane oxidation and to find the optimum condition by exploring a stability analysis of the simple reactor. The optimum criteria were defined in terms of CH4 conversion, CH4 slip, and heat accumulation in the RFR. At a switching time of 100 s, the CH4 conversion reached the maximum value, while the CH4 slip attained its minimum value. The RFR could operate autothermally with positive heat accumulation, i.e. 0.02 J/s. The stability of the RFR in terms of heat accumulation was achieved at a switching time of 100 s.

Keywords: fixed bed reactor; oxidation; modeling and simulation; dynamic behavior.

Download Article
 
Bahasa Indonesia | English
 
 
 

Notification:

Begin on 10 October 2014 this website is no longer activated for article process in Journal of Mathematical and Fundamental Sciences, Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, Journal of ICT Research and Applications and Journal of Visual Art and Design. The next process will be proceeded under new website at http://journals.itb.ac.id.

For detail information please contact us to: journal@lppm.itb.ac.id.

 
       
       
       ITB Journal Visitor Number #9626251       
       Jl. Tamansari 64, Bandung 40116, Indonesia Visitor IP Address #       
       Tel : +62-22-250 1759 ext. 121 2011 Institut Teknologi Bandung       
       Fax : +62-22-250 4010, +62-22-251 1215 XHTML + CSS + RSS       
       E-mail : journal@lppm.itb.ac.id or proceedings@lppm.itb.ac.id Developed by AVE