Reaction Analysis and Reactor Design using Aspen Plus

Course Id:  EAP2711   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Intermediate


Course Objective

Enables the attendee to recognize the various reactor/reaction capabilities within Aspen Plus. Provides hands-on experience modeling various reactors and analyzing reaction results.

Course Overview

  • Identify and explain the various classes of reactor models available in Aspen Plus
  • Model balance based reactors, equilibrium based reactors, and kinetics based reactors
  • Analyze different reaction types and review results
  • Identify and explain reaction specification requirements
  • Calculate reaction rates with user kinetic subroutines in Fortran
  • Review the details on other reaction types and the concept of non-ideal reactors
  • Use the Aspen Plus Data Fit tool to estimate and reconcile plant or lab data

Benefits

  • Enables the attendee to recognize the various reactor / reaction capabilities within Aspen Plus
  • rovides hands-on experience modeling various reactors and analyzing reaction results

Audience

Aspen Plus users who want to improve their skills at analyzing reactions and designing reactors

Approach

  • Course notes containing lecture materials, examples, and workshops
  • Lecture topics are reinforced with demonstrations ¬†workshops throughout the session
  • Questions relating the course material to real life problems are encouraged

Prerequisites

  • Previously attended EAP101 Aspen Plus: Process Modeling, or have a moderate understanding of Aspen Plus and its functionality
  • Understanding and working knowledge of the Aspen Plus graphical user interface

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EAP2711: Reaction Analysis and Reactor Design using Aspen Plus

Overview of Reactor Models

  • Introduce the various classes of reactor models available in Aspen Plus

Balanced Based Reactors
  • Detailed introduction to the specification and results of RYield and RStoic reactor models
  • Show how to enter reactions and review the RStoic model results
  • Workshop: Model the isomerization reactions of 1-Butene and determine the selectivity of Isobutylene to 1-Butene

Equilibrium Based Reactors
  • Detailed introduction to the specification options and results of the REquil and RGibbs equilibrium reactor models
  • Workshop: Study the effect of reactor temperature on an equilibrium reactor model

Kinetic Based Reactors
  • Detailed introduction to the specification and results of the RCSTR, RPlug, and RBatch reactor models
  • Workshop: Determine the production rate of an ethyl-acetate product from a kinetics-based CSTR
  • Workshop: Evaluate multiple heat transfer/energy removal options on a plug-flow reactor
  • Workshop: Simulate batch-wise Alkyl Glyceryl Ether reactions using a RBatch reactor

Reaction Specifications
  • Introduce the different types of reactions that can be specified in Aspen Plus reactor models
  • Workshop: Set up a kinetic plug flow reactor model based on the LHHW kinetic approach

User Kinetics
  • Write you own user kinetics Fortran routine
  • Associate a Fortran kinetics routine with a reactor unit operation
  • Workshop: Model a power law rate of reaction model using a Fortran kinetics routine in an RCSTR

Important Reactor Information
  • Review details on additional reaction considerations in Aspen Plus

Non-Ideal Reactors
  • Introduce the concept of non-ideal specialty reactor calculations in Aspen Plus
  • Workshop: Consider a variety of unique and non-ideal reaction options in a plug flow reactor

Data Fitting
  • Introduce the specification and results of a data fitting calculation in Aspen Plus and its relationship to generating reaction model data
  • Workshop: Use the Aspen Plus data fitting procedure to calculate activation energy for use in a Power Law kinetic model

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.