A New Method for Assessing the Thermal Stability of Semibatch Processes Based on Lyapunov Exponents
Thermally safe operation of a semibatch reactor (SBR) implies that conditions leading to a large accumulation of unconverted reactants are avoided. In this work a new method for assessing the thermal stability of semibatch processes is presented. The thermal runaway region is characterized as a function of the design parameters using a criterion based on the Lyapunov exponents. The results are in good agreement with existing methods. The advantages of this method are its simplicity and flexibility since it can be applied to complex systems without previous particular definitions.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : Fourteenth ISCRE, Bruges (BE), May 5-8, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 39560 ORA
Record Number: 199610814 / Last updated on: 1996-08-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en