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A study on naphtha catalytic reforming reactor simulation and analysis.

School of Petrochemical Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, Liaoyang 111003, China.
Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B (Impact Factor: 1.11). 07/2005; 6(6):590-6. DOI: 10.1631/jzus.2005.B0590
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ABSTRACT A naphtha catalytic reforming unit with four reactors in series is analyzed. A physical model is proposed to describe the catalytic reforming radial flow reactor. Kinetics and thermodynamics equations are selected to describe the naphtha catalytic reforming reactions characteristics based on idealizing the complex naphtha mixture by representing the paraffin, naphthene, and aromatic groups by single compounds. The simulation results based above models agree very well with actual operation unit data.

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