Heat-transfer characteristics in tert-butanol dehydration reaction used for heat transport

Y. Kiguchi, Takayuki Watanabe, A. Kanzawa

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The heat-transfer characteristics in an endothermic tert-butanol dehydration reaction which occurred in the heat-supply side of this reaction system was investigated. The heat flow was obtained by measuring the reactant composition change and temperature change in the catalyst bed. The heat flow consists of reaction heat, and latent heat of isobutene, and sensible heat in this reaction system. Numerical calculations based on a two-dimensional model were carried out and the results showed good agreement with experiment. The heat flow with chemical reaction was much higher than without reaction. These results indicated that the dehydration reaction promoted the heat-transfer rate, because of the increase in temperature difference between the heating medium and the wall by making use of chemical reaction for a heat transport. The apparent local heat-transfer coefficient with chemical reaction was higher than without reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-302
Number of pages15
JournalHeat Transfer - Japanese Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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