This reactor provides the benefits of a tube reactor while simultaneously avoiding the heat tension problems of a straight tube reactor.
The heating or cooling tube bundle embedded in the catalyst transfers the
reaction heat in such a way that the catalyst can work at an optimum
This results in higher outputs, a longer catalyst lifetime, fewer by-products as well as efficient recovery of the reaction heat and lower reaction costs.
The development of the Linde reactor was carried out with a particular view toward exothermic reaction and steam generation.
The reactor is based on the design of the specially wound heat exchangers, with which Linde has been able to collect decades of experience in its own production facilities. The Linde isothermal reactor is in operation world-wide in more than 19 plants, among them eight methanol plants.
TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH
synthesis gas conversion in the Linde isothermal reactor, hydrogen and carbon dioxide separation in pressure swing adsorption units
53,000 Nm³/h synthesis gas
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