May 1-5, 2011
In this study, a new practical countercurrent regenerator model for in-situ FCC operation optimization was proposed. A three-zone-and-two-phase gas model and a new two-CSTR-with-interchange model were used to give better descriptions on the gas and solids flow patterns, addressing the region-dependent mass transfer rates and the freeboard effect on catalyst regeneration. The model coupled mass and heat balances, hydrodynamics and reaction kinetics. The modeled results are in reasonable agreement with the commercial data from an industrial FCC regenerator under both partial and full CO combustion modes.
Yongmin Zhang and Chunxi Lu, "A Practical Model for a Dense- Bed Countercurrent FCC Regenerator" in "10th International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds and Fluidization Technology - CFB-10", T. Knowlton, PSRI Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2013). http://dc.engconfintl.org/cfb10/38