College of Chemical Engineering, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan 411105, CHINA
The bubble effectiveness in liquid phase cylohexane non-catalytic oxidation process is discussed in this paper. Then the bubble effectiveness and a new proposed kinetic model are used in the mathematical model of the industrial reactor for the cyclohexane non-catalytic oxidation process. Furthermore, simulation and optimization based on this reactor model are carried out. The results of simulation show that the reactor model using the concept of bubble effectiveness agrees better with the plant data, and the results of optimization are much better than the present industrial production level, which will help to improve the operation of the reactor section and design of new installations.
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