Application of parametric sensitivity to batch process safety : Theoretical and experimental studies
The thermal behaviour of the esterification between 2-butanol and propionic anhydride catalysed by sulphuric acid, under isoperibolic conditions, was studied experimentally with respect to the catalyst concentration and with respect to the jacket temperature, in the absence of catalysts. Regions of parametric sensitivity obtained theoretically and experimentally were compared and good agreement was found. The rules for safety process design and the parametric sensitivity thermal runaway criteria were applied to the process in the absence of catalysts. It was determined that the process conditions that meet all safety criteria are in the supercritical sensitivity region. These apparently contradictory results are discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Chemical Engineering and Technology
Record Number: 199510950 / Last updated on: 1995-08-10
Original language: en
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