Optimization of plain jacked vessel design in adhesive production process using computational fluid dynamics

Chonghyo Joo, Hyundo Park, Hyungtae Cho, Junghwan Kim

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Blending process of adhesive production has a cooling process to cool down the temperature of the solution which was heated up to 76 ℃ with a mineral insulated (MI) cable by 30 ℃ at room temperature. Using a MI cable in the adhesive production process makes the production inefficient because it takes about 10 h for the cooling process. If a jacketed vessel is used instead of the MI cable, it would shorten the cooling downtime without any additional cooling system by using cold water. However, there are various types of jacketed vessels, and thus the most suitable type should be found before set up. In this study, we designed the optimized jacketed vessel for the adhesive production process by calculating the cooling downtime, which impacts production efficiency, as a function of the jacket types using computational fluid dynamics. As a result, the cooling performance of the plain jacket was 32.7% superior to that of the half-pipe coil jacket with the same height. In addition, the plain jacket with 60% spiral baffle reduced the cooling downtime and operating time by 80.4% and 25.1%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-602
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Chemistry for Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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