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Determining Arrhenius Parameters using Parameter Estimation

This model shows how to use the Parameter Estimation feature in the Reaction Engineering interface to find the Arrhenius parameters of a first order reaction where Benzene diazonium chloride decomposes to benzene chloride and nitrogen.

Variations in Density in Porous Media Flow

This example studies the steady flow of an ideal gas in porous media, where variations in gas density are taken into account through Equation-based Modeling. Darcy’s law describes the velocity vector in the porous structure and the conservation of mass is accounted for by the ideal gas law. The studied system is a packed bed reactor of the type used for example in small scale reforming ...

Microchannel Cell

This example was originally formulated by Albert Witarsa under Professor Bruce Finlayson’s supervision at the University of Washington in Seattle. It was part of a graduate course in which the assignment consisted of evaluating the potential of patents in the field of microfluidics through mathematical modeling. The model treats an H-micro cell for separation through diffusion. The cell puts ...

Ammonia Synthesis PFR

This example demonstrate the modeling of a plug flow reactor for the synthesis of ammonia in the Haber-Weiss process. The catalytic reactor in this process operates under non-isothermal conditions, where temperature and pressure varies substantially along the length of the reactor, in addition to the variation in composition.

Cylindrical Catalyst Pellet

Porous catalyst particles are widely used in the chemical industry and are extensively treated in the chemical engineering literature. The catalyst pellets are, in most cases, fluidized by the action of a gas or liquid flowing through a reactor. The fluid enters at the bottom of a bed of catalyst particles and the particles are fluidized by the shear force that the fluid exerts on their ...

Diffusion of Gas Through a Reinforced 3D Membrane

In this example, we study the diffusion of a chemical species through a membrane. The system is used to measure the permeability of gases in membranes. The permeability of the membrane is measured by introducing the species of interest in a carrier gas on one side of the membrane and the pure carrier gas on the other side of the membrane. In this model, the initial flux in the membrane is ...

Determining the Reaction Order from Pressure-Time Data

This model shows how to use the Parameter Estimation feature in the Reaction Engineering interface to find the rate constant and reaction order for the gas phase decomposition of di-tert-butyl-peroxide.

Transport and Reaction in a Catalyst in 3D

Consider the study of a mass balance of a diluted species in air, for example, a pollutant in an exhaust stream. The model’s aim is to calculate the concentration profile of this species, which is decomposed by a catalyst present on the surface of a porous supporting structure. In a first step, you solve the velocity field for the solution assuming that the diluted pollutant has no influence ...

Tank Series with Feedback Control - new

This example illustrates how to set up and solve a tank-in-series model in 0D using the Reaction Engineering interface. The model treats a series of three consecutive tank reactors. A feedback loop continuously adjusts the inlet concentration of the first tank in order to keep the concentration at the outlet of the last reactor close to a set level.

Space-Dependent HI Reactor

This model deals with a reacting system comprising of an equimolar mixture of hydrogen and iodine gas which is allowed to react and form HI. Composition and temperature are allowed to vary both in space and time. This means that you have to define material balances, energy balances, and transport properties in the Reaction Engineering interface. These balances and properties are exported to ...

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