The Gravity-pressurized Reactor as a Means to Efficiently Carry Out Metallurgically Important Reactions.
Proc 1st Int'l Conf on Gas-liquid-solid Reactor Eng Chem Eng Sci 47:3753-3760
Many industrially important reaction rates benefit from increased temperature, but often the accompanying higher pressures complicate reactor operation and increase costs. Using gravity to pressurize a very long, vertical reactor simplifies construction and enhances heat transfer as well as reaction kinetics. The U.S. Bureau of Mines is determining the chemical kinetics of metallurgically important reactions to show the possibility of using the gravity- pressurized reactor (GPR) concept to carry out reactions involving gas, liquid, and solid phases.
Proc. 1st Int'l Conf. on Gas-liquid-solid Reactor Eng. Chem. Eng. Sci., V. 47, PP. 3753-3760