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Bed structure and its impact on liquid distribution in a trickle bed reactor
  • Akarsha Srivastava,
  • Krishna Nigam,
  • Shantanu Roy
Akarsha Srivastava
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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Krishna Nigam
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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Shantanu Roy
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Delhi
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The work reported in this investigation involves the determination of the hydrodynamic properties of the Trickle Bed Reactor which has been loaded in various ways to mark the effect of the loading methodologies employed to pack the catalyst pellets. The bed structure of a packed three-phase reactor is critical to study as it provides the essential contact between the phases and provides the catalytic sites where the reaction takes place. Depending on the structural properties of the bed such as local void structure, liquid distribution, two-phase pressure drop, and holdup of fluids gets affected. The study aims to envelop the catalyst bed characteristics such as the local void structure, the length of the catalyst bed, flow characteristics such as liquid and gas flow rate, and liquid distributor at the top of the catalyst bed to gauge and quantify their effect on the hydrodynamics of a trickle bed reactor.
24 Aug 2021Submitted to AIChE Journal
25 Aug 2021Submission Checks Completed
25 Aug 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Sep 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Nov 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
14 Jan 20221st Revision Received
15 Jan 2022Submission Checks Completed
15 Jan 2022Assigned to Editor
19 Jan 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
10 Feb 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
16 Feb 2022Published in AIChE Journal. 10.1002/aic.17649