Reactors are an essential part of many chemical process operations. Proper scaleup of reactors and reaction systems is a key aspect of process engineering, and implementing state-of-the-art safety elements is essential to safeguard plant personnel, the facility and the environment, especially for systems involving exothermic reactions.
The articles in this guidebook provide a wealth of tutorial-style engineering information related to process scaleup, conversion of batch processes to continuous operation, and strategies for maximizing safety during reaction engineering. Safety elements including improved design strategies, the strategic use of safety-related instrumentation and more are also found here.
This volume also include contains Technology Profile articles that outline competing chemical processes and reaction systems, used to produce key petrochemicals such as olefins (propylene and ethylene), polypropylene and more.
62 pages, delivered in a PDF format.
Table of Contents:
- A Checklist for Safer Chemical Batch Reactions: A good understanding of the reaction chemistry is needed for a safe process design
- Designing Safer Process Plants: Several often-overlooked strategies to increase inherent safety are discussed here
- Methanol-to-Propylene Technology
- Facts at Your Fingertips: Causes of Overpressurization
- Green Engineering And the Design of Chemical Processes and Products: Follow these principles and guidelines to design your process plant to be ‘greener’
- The Role of Chemical Engineers in Green Engineering- Part 2: What we can do to support its goals
- Coal Gasification For Chemicals: Numerous cost and processing challenges surround coal gasification, but the technology is becoming more prevalent in petroleum-poor areas
- Accelerating Process and Product Development: These simple strategies can be used to speed up and increase the success rates of R&D projects
- Propylene Production via Propane Dehydrogenation
- Design Safety Instrumented Systems with Relevant Data: Laboratory-based data can be too optimistic; some data from the field are too pessimistic. Here is how to deal with that dilemma
- From Concept to Commercial Production: These four steps of process development are typically necessary to effectively scale a concept into full production
- Ethylene Production via Ethanol Dehydration
- Methanol-to-Olefins Process
- Sensing Change In Batch Reactors: A new method for controlling temperature and monitoring processes can improve the economic performance of batch reactors
- Industrial Electrochemistry — Safe, Clean, Green: Electrochemistry has come a long way since this magazine was called Electrochemical Industry. The technology presented here demonstrates the state-of-the art
- Polypropylene Production via Gas-Phase Process
- From Batch to Continuous Processing: Continuous flow reactors can provide many benefits over batch processes. This article answers why and how
- Polypropylene Bulk- Phase Process
- Avoiding Runaway Reactions: Risk analysis is an important tool for thermal safety
- Runaway Reactions: Ignore the Chemistry at Your Peril: Proper hazards testing is key to insuring chemical process safety
- The Role of Chemical Engineers in Green Engineering: What we can do to support its goals
- Safe Scaleup of Exothermic Reactions
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