DURAND Guillermo Andres
Numerical Aspects for the Dynamic Simulation of the Fixed-Bed Methanol Synthesis Tubular Reactor
FLAVIO MANENTI; SILVIA CIERI; MARCO RESTELLI; NADSON MURILO NASCIMENTO LIMA; LAMIA ZUNIGA LINAN; GUILLERMO A. DURAND
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS
Associazione Italiana Di Ingegneria Chimica
Año: 2011 vol. 10 p. 223 - 223
The purpose of this work is to develop a reasonably detailed dynamic model of a Lurgi-type industrial methanol synthesis reactor so as to determine important simplifications, to identify application/operating model limits, and to preliminary check the feasibility for the nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) methodology. To do so, a partial differential equation (PDE) system is formulated and integrated to characterize the main phenomena occurring in this shell and tube boiler-reactor. The PDE numerical solution is performed through the use of several very performing algorithms (BzzMath library).