Fibre Optic Probe for Measurement of Local Hydrodynamic Parameters of Trickle Bed Reactor | Original Article
Trickle bed reactors are widely used in chemical industries. Trickle bed reactor implies a reactor in which a liquid phase and a gas phase flow counter currently or co-currently downward or upward through a fixed bed of catalyst particles while reaction takes place. These reactors are widely used in chemical industries like petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals etc. A lot of research has been done to measure their average hydrodynamic parameters but there is very less development in the field of measurement of local hydrodynamic parameters, which is very important to understand what is really happening inside the reactor and to design it more efficiently. Investigations are aimed at developing an optical fibre probe setup which may measure the local hydrodynamic parameters of these reactors.