1 Engineering Research Center of Large Scale Reactor Engineering and Technology, Ministry Education, State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 200237 Shanghai, China
A mathematical model of a multi-bed adiabatic reactor for the Methanol-to-Olefin (MTO) process is established based on a lumping kinetic equation with SAPO-34 catalyst. Influences of different process conditions are investigated. Temperature plays a more important role in governing simulation results than other factors do. The decrease of methanol conversion resulting from catalyst deactivation could be reflected by changing the model parameter.