Nonlinear Frequency Response Method for Evaluating Forced Periodic Operations of Chemical Reactors
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Nonlinear Frequency Response (NFR) method is a relatively new method which can be used for fast evaluation of possible process improvements through periodic operations. The method is analytical and approximate. Its main task is to give an answer whether periodic modulation of one or more process inputs can result in improved process performance. The method is explained in brief and an overview of the existing applications is given. The review covers simple reactions performed in isothermal and non-isothermal stirred tank reactors exposed to different modulated inputs (inlet concentration, flow-rate, inlet temperature, temperature of the heating/cooling medium). Processes with two simultaneously modulated inputs and different shapes of the periodic input are also considered. The results of the NFR method are compared with the results of numerical simulation and a critical evaluation of the method is given.
Keywords:Chemical reactors / Nonlinear dynamics / Flow chemistry / Periodic operation / Frequency response functions
Source:Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 58, 6-7, 663-681
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