Project

Understanding and Optimization of Heterogeneously Acid Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions in Continuous Flow Reactors

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Keywords
Zeolite catalyst Diels-Alder reaction aldol condensation kinetic model reactor model continuous flow
 
Project description

A multi-scale continuous flow reactor model will be designed and optimised for the challenging Diels-Alder reaction and hydroxymethylation, both zeolite-catalysed. A kinetic model is developed for fundamental understanding of the reaction kinetics. From this kinetic model, a reactor model is developed, by applying conservation laws, for different reactor types. Ultimately, a multi-scale model is obtained for industrial reactor optimisation.