Enrique Aguilar-Rodriguez, Jorge Ancheyta-Juarez Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo Mexico City A mathematical model has been devised to represent the process that takes place in a fixed-bed, tubular, adiabatic catalytic reforming reactor. The model, based on pilot plant data, was described in an earlier article (OGJ, Jan. 31, p. 94). Since its development, the model has been applied to the simulation of a commercial semiregenerative reformer. The development of mass and energy balances for this reformer led to a model that predicts both concentration and temperature profiles along the reactor. A comparison of ...

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