May 1-5, 2011
The syngas-to-DME reaction is highly exothermic, and the catalyst temperature window is very narrow. The fluidized-bed reactor is, therefore, an ideal choice to carry out these reactions. RTI is developing a circulating fluidized bed design for DME synthesis. This paper discusses a two-phase CFD model and optimization of the solids circulation rate.
Ranjeeth Kalluri, Nandita Akunuri, aqil Jamal, and Raghubir Gupta, "CFD Modeling of Fluidized Bed Reactor for the Synthesis of Dimethyl Ether" 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/cfb10/88