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Catalytic activity evaluation of industrial Pd/C catalyst via gray-box dynamic modeling and simulation of hydropurification reactor

Azarpour, Abbas and Wan Alwi, Sharifah R. and Zahedi, Gholamreza and Madooli, Mazyar and Millar, Graeme J. (2015) Catalytic activity evaluation of industrial Pd/C catalyst via gray-box dynamic modeling and simulation of hydropurification reactor. Applied Catalysis A-General, 489 . pp. 262-271. ISSN 0926-860X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2014.10.048

Abstract

In this paper, dynamic modeling and simulation of the hydropurification reactor in a purified terephthalic acid production plant has been investigated by gray-box technique to evaluate the catalytic activity of palladium supported on carbon (0.5 wt.% Pd/C) catalyst. The reaction kinetics and catalyst deactivation trend have been modeled by employing artificial neural network (ANN). The network output has been incorporated with the reactor first principle model (FPM). The simulation results reveal that the gray-box model (FPM and ANN) is about 32 percent more accurate than FPM. The model demonstrates that the catalyst is deactivated after eleven months. Moreover, the catalyst lifetime decreases about two and half months in case of 7 percent increase of reactor feed flow rate. It is predicted that 10 percent enhancement of hydrogen flow rate promotes catalyst lifetime at the amount of one month. Additionally, the enhancement of 4-carboxybenzaldehyde concentration in the reactor feed improves CO and benzoic acid synthesis. CO is a poison to the catalyst, and benzoic acid might affect the product quality. The model can be applied into actual working plants to analyze the Pd/C catalyst efficient functioning and the catalytic reactor performance.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:4-carboxybenzaldehyde, artificial neural network, catalyst, deactivation, dynamic modeling, gray-box
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58004
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:27 Feb 2017 14:40

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