Patent Number: 6,168,765

Title: Process and apparatus for interbed injection in plate reactor arrangement

Abstract: A process and apparatus for indirectly exchanging heat with narrow channel in a heat exchange type reaction zone uses manifold space to interconnect the common ends of channels and to provide controlled distribution of additional reactants. The invention simplifies the operation and construction of the heat exchanging type reaction zone by directly communicating reaction channels and/or heating channels with a manifold located at the end of the channels. The manifold can provides the extra function of mixing additional reactants. The invention promotes simplified intermediate injection of reactants over tube and shell heat transfer arrangements that have been used for similar purposes. Improved process control has particular benefits for exothermic reactions. The narrow channels are preferably defined by corrugated plates. The reaction channels will contain a catalyst for the promotion of the primary reaction.

Inventors: Romatier; Jacques J. L. (Riverwoods, IL), Mulvaney, III; Robert C. (Arlington Heights, IL), Petri; John A. (Wheeling, IL)

Assignee: UOP LLC

International Classification: B01J 19/32 (20060101); B01J 19/24 (20060101); F28D 9/00 (20060101); F28F 3/04 (20060101); F28F 3/00 (20060101); F28F 003/00 (); F28F 003/14 (); F28F 009/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018