Flexible Fixed Bed Heat Transfer Study Reactor from ILS

ILS has developed a flexible, variable-diameter fixed-bed testing unit for studying heat-transfer in fixed-bed reactors for gas and vapor-phase reactions. 1″ to 4″ outer-diameter reactors can be tested making it possible to study both small- and large-scale particles. Up to 90 thermocouples can be placed at various axial and radial positions in the reactor and the temperature recorded simultaneously. The unit is fully-automated, and variuos gas- and vapor-phase reactions can be tested over a wide range of volumetric flowrates, concentrations, pressures and temperatures. Online pressure-drop measurement is also provided. The unit is ideally suited for studying how particle geometries can be optimized to provide minimum pressure drop and optimal flow hydrodynamics for gas- and vapor-phase processes.