A Review of Reactor Design Problems in Gas-Phase Chlorination
December 8th, 1966
Group II paper, ICI Central Instruments Lab (CIRL), for CIRL/Mond Division Symposium, Runcorn Heath, paper 5.
S F Bush
This paper contains a review of a number of aspects of gas-phase reactor design which have been encountered in the course of determining, and subsequently employing, the kinetics of methane and methyl chloride chlorination. Kinetic studies based on reaction in a paddle-stirred reactor are summarised together with results obtained from a mathematical model of the reactor. This model has led to the design of a jet-stirred reactor and preliminary results obtained from this device are also given. Finally, the problems surrounding the design of tubular chlorinators of the Rocksavage type are outlined and partial solutions described.