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Conventional Three-Phase Fixed-Bed Technologies

Analysis and Critique

  • Reviews the Two-Zone Model

  • Alerts plant designers and others to the lack of potential for process enhancement in the framework of the traditional technological paradigms

  • Presents oscillation Theory

  • Formulates concisely the energy dissipation concept (energy consumption map)

  • Explains in fullest form two multiphase fixed-bed technologies


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES, volume 7)

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About this book


Conventional Three-Phase Fixed-Bed Technologies analyzes conventional fixed-bed reactors such as trickle-bed, bubble (packed) column, and multitubular reactors with regard to process efficiency, design and safety. This book examines the shortcomings of these technologies with regard to the possibility of substantially improving industrial processes, applying modern concepts in mass transfer, kinetics and process design to process development.

In addition to this enlightening analysis, the author shares the most extensive first-hand knowledge to date of the Two-Zone Model, Oscillation Theory, and map of the energy dissipation. Finally, in light of the book's conclusions, a variety of new approaches to the development of related technologies based on innovative principles is explored.


Bubble (packed) Column Reactors Exothermic Reactions Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Hydrogenation Hydrotreating Multiphase Reactors Multitubular Reactors Reactors with a Stationary Catalyst Three-phase Fixed-bed Reactors Trickle-bed Reactors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., MPCP GmbHUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany

About the authors

Leonid B. Datsevich is a faculty member at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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