Conference article

Modelling of a Chemical Reactor for Simulation of a Methanisation Plant

A. Bader
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Department of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Germany

S. Bauersfeld
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Department of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Germany

C. Brunhuber
Siemens AG, Energy Solutions, Germany

R. Pardemann
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Department of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Germany

B. Meyer
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Department of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 8th International Modelica Conference; March 20th-22nd; Technical Univeristy; Dresden; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 63:64, s. 572-578

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Published: 2011-06-30

ISBN: 978-91-7393-096-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

The chemical and physical modelling and transient simulation of a plant with chemical reactors can be useful within dimensioning; optimisation; operation studies and analysing of time critical processes. Therefore; a reactor model for thermodynamic equilibrium conditions has been implemented. The Model is based on the free Modelica Fluid library and contains correlations for heat and mass transfer and pressure drop. The model contains the components: H2; CO; CO2; H2O; CH4; N2

Keywords

chemical reactor; thermodynamic equilibrium; part load; CO<sub>2</sub>; CO; H<sub>2</sub>; CH<sub>4</sub>; H<sub>2</sub>O

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