Efficacy of Intensified Parameters in the Trickle Bed Reactors Towards an Optimum Performance

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Saadat Ullah Khan Suri
Mohammad Siddique
Suhail Ahmed Soomro
Shaheen Aziz


The up-gradation in Trickle bed reactors performance obtained by varying process hydrodynamics and raw feed materials to acquire a uniform reactive region. The primary objective of this review study is to develop novel empirical approach which solely exemplifies the reaction setup and hydrodynamics for better reactor performance. The transformation of single phase into the intermediate phase and then to product is quite dependent on raw material characteristics and reactor’s geometrical features. The main streams in these reactors are fed at high pressure. The flow region in Trickle bed reactor depends upon pressure drop, fixed bed temperature and hydrodynamics of the liquid phases. The experiments on reaction rate are concerned with mass transfer diffusion between the reactive phases. It is observed that diffusion rate is decreased by increasing the liquid recycling. Hence, the reaction rate becomes lower and it effects the overall yield of the Trickle bed reactor. In conclusion, this review study gives the understanding of the hydrodynamics and its dependencies on various factors such as particles void fraction, product yield, reactive flow region and liquid phase velocity. It results in a novel solution which elaborates the complex reaction and phase dynamics. The shock waves recorded from the Trickle bed reactor column confirm reaction on catalyst bed. The Trickle bed reactor is helpful in dealing the processes with high pressure and temperature. This work forecasts better process selectivity for this model which makes it commercially successful.

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Saadat Ullah Khan Suri, Mohammad Siddique, Suhail Ahmed Soomro, & Shaheen Aziz. (2022). Efficacy of Intensified Parameters in the Trickle Bed Reactors Towards an Optimum Performance. Sindh University Research Journal - SURJ (Science Series), 54(1). https://doi.org/10.26692/surj.v54i1.4496


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