|Title: ||Application of CFD for compact catalytic reactors used in biomass-to-liquid processes|
|Affiliation: ||Teesside University. School of Science and Engineering.|
|Citation: ||Kavian, S., Olea, M., Aoki, N., Mae, K. and Hodgson, S. (2010) 'Application of CFD for compact catalytic reactors used in biomass-to-liquid processes', 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA 2010) and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE-7), Prague, 28 August - 1 September 2010.|
|Conference: ||19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA 2010) and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE-7), Prague, 28 August - 1 September 2010.|
|Issue Date: ||Aug-2010 |
|Abstract: ||Integration of GTL (gas-to-liquids) process and microreactors was studied, focusing in the flow distribution in microplates (sub-element of microreactors) of SMR microreactor using COMSOL Multiphysics software. More uniform flow distribution was observed as the number of channels became < 10. Maldistribution decreased as number of channels decreased. By introducing different amount of inlet volumetric flow rate, this variable (and consequently inlet flow velocity) did not have a significant effect on the uniformity of flow distribution in this specific type of microplates. Simple modifications in the physical shape of the microplates can have a significant impact on improving the flow distribution.|
|Type: ||Meetings and Proceedings|
|Keywords: ||flow rate|
|Citation Count: ||0 [Scopus, 24/09/2012]|
|Appears in Collections: ||Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering|
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