Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Shiraz University
A mathematical model is developed and tested with plant data for the ammonia cold shot converter of Razi Petrochemical Complex. The model is based on a material and energy balance in a differential element of beds and is subjected to the assumptions of uniform distribution of temperature and composition through a general cross section and negligible mass and heat transfer in axial direction. The governing differential equations are solved by Runge-Kutta of fourth order to obtain temperature and concentration profiles through the reactor. The agreement between calculated temperature and composition with plant data confirms the validity of the developed model.