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Research Conducted at Technical University Has Updated Our Knowledge about Chemical Engineering (Comparison of a Pseudocontinuous, Heterogeneous 2D...

August 20, 2014



Research Conducted at Technical University Has Updated Our Knowledge about Chemical Engineering (Comparison of a Pseudocontinuous, Heterogeneous 2D Conductive Monolith Reactor Model to a 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics Model)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Current study results on Chemical Engineering have been published. According to news reporting originating in Garching, Germany, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Conductive catalytic honeycombs of a low-void fraction have gained renewed interest for use in the production of bulk chemicals because of favorable heat transfer properties and a low pressure drop compared to fixed-bed reactors."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "In this work, a pseudocontinuous, heterogeneous 2D conductive honeycomb reactor model is compared to a detailed 3D computational fluid dynamics model for the case of an irreversible, exothermic first order reaction with emphasis on the description of heat transfer. Excellent agreement in terms of maximum temperature and conversion is found for moderate conditions preferable for technical purposes when using the symmetric model for calculation of the effective radial heat conductivity."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Deviations of maximum temperatures at harsher conditions are attributed to the use of global heat and mass transfer coefficients in the ID channel model and the inherent assumption of a radially fully segregated flow in the continuum approach."

For more information on this research see: Comparison of a Pseudocontinuous, Heterogeneous 2D Conductive Monolith Reactor Model to a 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics Model. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014;53(28):11550-11556. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/iecred)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Schlereth, Technical University of Munich, Dept. of Chem, D-85748 Garching, Germany.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Garching, Chemical Engineering

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