Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.29, No.10, 2568-2581, 2018
Numerical investigation of influence of treatment of the coke component on hydrodynamic and catalytic cracking reactions in an industrial riser
A three dimensional gas-solid reactive flow model based on the Eulerian-Eulerian approach was used to simulate the hydrodynamic, heat transfer and catalytic cracking reaction within in a conventional Fluid Catalytic cracking (FCC) riser. A 12-lump kinetic model was used to represent the catalytic cracking reaction network. It was proposed a catalyst deactivation model as a function of the weight percentage of coke amount on the catalyst to replace the deactivation model dependent of the residence time. It was compared the effects of novel treatment for coke component (coke produced in the solid phase) with common treatment (coke produced in the gas phase) on the fluid dynamic and catalytic cracking. The results showed that the treatment for coke component affects radial distribution of coke mass flow. It also showed that the treatment for coke plays an important role in simulation with catalyst deactivation as a function of coke amount on catalyst. (C) 2018 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.