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Tubular Reactors

Tubular Reactors
Tubular Reactors
Product Code : 20
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Tubular Reactors

Tubular reactors are always used in a continuous flow mode with reagents flowing in and products being removed. They can be the simplest of all reactor designs. Tubular reactors are often referred to by other names:
  • Pipe reactors
  • Packed-bed reactors
  • Trickle-bed reactors
  • Bubble-column reactors
  • Ebulating-bed reactors
Single-phase flow in a tubular reactor can be upward or downward. Two-phase flow can be co-current up-flow, counter-current (liquid down, gas up) or, most commonly, co-current down-flow.

Tubular reactors can have a single wall and be heated with an external furnace or they can be jacketed for heating or cooling with a circulating heat transfer fluid. External furnaces can be rigid, split-tube heaters or be flexible mantle heaters.

Tubular reactors are used in a variety of industries:
  • Petroleum
  • Petrochemical
  • Polymer
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Waste Treatment
  • Specialty chemical
Tubular reactors are used in a variety of applications:
  • Carbonylation
  • Dehydrogenation
  • Hydrogenation
  • Hydrocracking
  • Hydroformulation
  • Oxidative decomposition
  • Partial oxidation
  • Polymerization
  • Reforming