Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (IND ENG CHEM RES )

Publisher: American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society


For industrial chemists and chemical engineers, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is the reliable and current source of new fundamental research, design methods, process design and development, and product research and development. This state-of-the art journal contains original studies in the areas of: Applied Chemistry, Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reaction Engineering, Materials and Interfaces, Process, Design and Control, Separations, General Research.

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Publications in this journal

  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 01/2015;
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 01/2015;
  • D.M. Jiménez, Z.J. Cárdenas, D.R. Delgado, A. Jouyban, F. Martínez
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 09/2014; 53(42):16550-16558.
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    ABSTRACT: The presence of aromatics such as benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) as contaminants in H2S gas stream entering Claus sulfur recovery units has detrimental effect on catalytic reactors, where BTX form soot particles, and clog and deactivate the catalysts. BTX oxidation, before they enter catalyst beds, can solve this problem. A theoretical investigation is presented on toluene oxidation by SO2. Density functional theory is used to study toluene radicals (benzyl, o-methylphenyl, m-methylphenyl and p-methylphenyl)–SO2 interactions. The mechanism begins with SO2 addition on the radical through one of the O atoms rather than the S atom. This exothermic reaction involves energy barriers of 4.8-6.1 kJ/mol for different toluene radicals. Thereafter, O—S bond scission takes place to release SO. The reaction rate constants are evaluated to facilitate process simulations. Among four toluene radicals, the resonantly stabilized benzyl radical exhibited lowest SO2 addition rate. A remarkable similarity between toluene oxidation by O2 and by SO2 is observed.
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Neodymium, nitrogen and sulphur tridoped titania (Nd,N,S-TiO2) was decorated on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) via a simple sol-gel method. The prepared photocatalysts were characterised by FE-SEM-EDX, TEM, UV-Vis, BET, FTIR, Raman and XRD. Aqueous solutions of eriochrome black T (EBT) and eosin blue shade (EBS) were used to evaluate the photocatalytic activity of the composites under simulated solar light irradiation. Degradation of the dyes was performed in single and mixed dye solutions. The reduced graphene based photocatalyst (rGO/Nd,N,S-TiO2) showed improved photocatalytic activity over the MWCNT/Nd,N,S-TiO2 composite in both single and mixed dye solutions. In the single dye solutions, a maximum degradation of 99.3% and 94.6% was achieved for EBS and EBT, respectively. Moreover, a maximum degradation efficiency of 65.7% and 58.9% was attained by rGO/Nd,N,S-TiO2 for EBS and EBT, respectively, from mixed dye solutions. These experimental results suggest the potential application of the composite photocatalysts for dye pollution remediation. Furthermore, radical scavenging experiments confirmed the superoxide and hydroxyl radicals as the active species during dye degradation. Total organic carbon analyses revealed a fairly high degree of complete mineralisation of both dyes reducing the potential formation of toxic degradation
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 08/2014; 53:14329−14338.
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    ABSTRACT: : Poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC) is an environmental friendly thermoplastic aliphatic polycarbonate. In order to improve its thermal and mechanical properties, PPC end-capped with maleic anhydride (PPC-MA) was prepared by reactive extrusion. Structure, thermal, and mechanical properties and rheological behavior of PPC-MA were investigated. FTIR results show that PPC was successfully end-capped with MA. It revealed that tensile strength, 5% weight loss temperatures, storage modulus, loss modulus, and complex viscosity were dependent on End-Capped Efficiency (ECE) and molecular weight of PPC-MA. When the MA content ranged from 0.5 to 1 phr, ECE and molecular weight increased. The decreases of ECE and molecular weight occurred as the MA content increased to 3 phr. The rheological responses of PPC-MA were used to characterize the mechanism of ECE with different MA content. When the MA content increased, shear viscosity of PPC-MA decreased. As a result, the residence time in reactive extrusion decreased and lead to the reduction of ECE.
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 08/2014; 53(37):14544-14551.
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    ABSTRACT: The present work uses a scale down industrial pneumatic conveying and drying system in order to develop control-oriented models and suitable robust control strategies for the air preheating furnace of the system. A better control system has been achieved by utilizing the benefits of integrating first principle models, system identification techniques and parametric robust control methods. Though these processes are widely used in drying and transmission of different food, pharmaceutical and industrial products in the form of powder like fine-grained material but suitable control oriented thermal models for these processes have not been studied. In the work the air preheating furnace of a pneumatic conveying and drying system is initially modeled with first principles. The novel dynamic models derived from first principles is intended to evaluate dynamic changes in outlet air temperature corresponds to changes in current input to heating coils, air flow velocity and ambient temperature. Then a continuous time (CT) data driven model identification technique based on Simplified Refined Instrumental Variable (SRIV) approach has been applied in order to identify the model parameters as per the desired structures. The identified systems were then validated with different sets of experimental data, and found to be closely correlated. Finally a novel robust control law i.e. refined particle swarm optimization (PSO) enabled automated Quantitative Feedback Theory (QFT) (Refined PSO-QFT) has been proposed and implemented in order to improve the temperature control system of the pneumatic conveying and drying process.
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 08/2014;