P. Patel, P. Vaidya, G. Singh
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Faridabad, Haryana, India
This paper presents a simulation approach to develop a model for understanding the mixing phenomenon in a stirred vessel. The mixing in the vessel is important for effective chemical reaction, heat transfer, mass transfer and phase homogeneity. In some cases, it is very difficult to obtain experimental information and it takes a long time to collect the data. Such problems can be solved using ...
A. K. R. Paul , R. D. Pal ,
 CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
A lithium-ion battery comprises of two intercalating electrodes separated by a membrane, sandwiched between aluminum and copper current collecting plates. The battery performance depends upon several parameters and its operating conditions. In this work we developed a model for a lithium iron phosphate battery and validated our results with experimental charge-discharge curves. We however note ...
Modeling of Packed Bed Reactors: Hydrogen Production by the Steam Reforming of Methane and Glycerol - new
A. Dixon, B. MacDonald, A. Olm
Department of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
The conventional route to hydrogen production is by steam reforming of methane (MSR) in a multitubular packed bed. With the increasing use of biodiesel as a renewable fuel, interest has grown in steam reforming of the excess glycerol produced as a side product (GSR). We use COMSOL Multiphysics® software to model a tubular packed bed reactor, solving a single pellet model at each point. The ...
S. Denys , J. Van Walsem ,
 Sustainable Energy, Air & Water Technology, Department of Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Integration or retrofitting of photocatalytic air purifying units into HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment is an interesting approach for abating indoor air pollution and removal of volatile organic compounds. An attractive possibility is the use of glass fiber filter mats, coated with a photocatalyst. The thin, long fibers not only offer the advantage of exposing a large ...
T. Marin-Alvarado ,
 M4Dynamics, Toronto, ON, Canada
An external library, M4Dlib , has been developed to solve multiphysics problems coupled to solution thermodynamics. This approach extends the local equilibrium concept to multiphysics modeling by incorporating a full Gibbs energy minimization routine at each numerical node to calculate the equilibrium based on global temperature, enthalpy or concentration conditions (Figure 1). The ...
C. Soares , F. A. Cassini , N. Padoin ,
 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
Plasma reactors can be applied to the conversion of waste, biomass and fuels to synthesis gas (mixture of hydrogen and carbon dioxide) with efficiencies as higher as 90-95% and low energy demand, depending on the design optimization. In this work, a multi-step approach was applied to the investigation of the main physics involved in a rotating gliding arc (RGA) discharge reactor. COMSOL ...
L. Tong ,
 Keisoku Engineering System Co., Ltd., Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
There is great interest in developing all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries. They are ideal micro-power sources for many applications in portable electronic devices, electric vehicles and biomedical engineering. It is known that all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries are often fabricated by thin film methods, with thicknesses in the range of a few micrometers. Since porous electrodes are not ...
A.H. Feyissa, J. Adler-Nissen, and K.V. Gernaey
Food Production Engineering, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
A 2D mathematical model of coupled heat and mass transfer describing oven roasting of meat was formulated from first principles. The current formulation of model equations incorporates the effect of shrinkage phenomena and water holding capacity. The model equations are based on conservation of mass and energy. The pressure driven transport of water in meat is expressed using Darcy’s equation. ...
A. Nanduri , P. L. Mills ,
 Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA
The Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS) is a highly exothermic condensation polymerization reaction of syngas (CO+H2) in the presence of Fe/Co/Ru-based catalysts to produce a wide range of paraffins, olefins and oxygenates, the latter of which is often called syncrude. Multi-Tubular Fixed Bed Reactors (MTFBR) and Slurry Bubble Column reactors (SBCR) are widely employed for FTS processes . To ...
S. Curet , A. Lakoud , M. Hassouna 
 L’UNAM Université, ONIRIS, CNRS, GEPEA, Nantes, France
 Ecole Supérieure des Industries Alimentaires de Tunis, Tunis El Khadra, Tunisie
The control of the hydration during the thermal process of dates is crucial in order to save energy and to obtain a good quality for the final product. In this work, a theoretical model was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics software to describe the mass transfer phenomena involved in this operation. The model allowed to estimate both moisture diffusivity and convective mass transfer coefficient ...