Fine Chemical Production in a Plate Reactor

Application ID: 8589

Plate reactors running under continuous conditions have emerged as candidates to replace batch reactors, primarily in fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals production.

One of the advantages of the plate reactor design is that it allows for efficient temperature control of the reacting fluid. For instance, this means that the heat released from strongly exothermic reactions can be readily dissipated and more concentrated reaction mixtures can be run through the system. Plate reactors show promise to provide more energy-efficient production in a smaller package.

This model demonstrates how to set up and solve the coupled flow, mass, and energy transport equations describing the reacting flow in a plate reactor.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: