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1. (WO2017149099) MULTI-PHASE LOOP REACTOR AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149099    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/054967
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B01J 19/00
B01J 19/24
B01D 11/00
B01J 8/18
Applicants: RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE (RWTH) AACHEN
Inventors: BEDNARZ, Andreas
JUPKE, Andreas
SCHMIDT, Markus
WEBER, Benedikt
Title: MULTI-PHASE LOOP REACTOR AND METHOD OF OPERATION
Abstract:
The invention relates to a multi-phase loop reactor (1), comprising an internal cylinder (2) and an external cylinder (3) of different diameters, which are arranged such that the cylinders form a cylinder ring gap (4) between each other. The internal cylinder (3) or the cylinder ring gap (4) function as an upcomer, and the respective other one functions as a downcomer such that a continuous phase (100) can carry out a loop flow (103). According to the invention, a first inlet (5) for a first disperse phase (101) and a second inlet (6) for a second disperse phase (102) are arranged such that the first (101) and the second disperse phase (102) can be dispersed, spatially separated from one another, in the continuous phase (100). One of the first or second disperse phases (101, 102) drives the loop flow (103), and the other one of the first and second disperse phases (101, 102) generates a counter flow to the loop flow (103), and a separating device (7) is arranged in the opposite direction of the inlets (5, 6), which separating device prevents a mixing of the first and second disperse phases (101, 102). The invention further relates to a method for operating a multi-phase loop reactor (1).