(188a) Perspectives On the Use of Simulation and Correlation for Design of Mixed Chemical Reactors

Patterson, G. K. - Presenter, Missouri University of Science and Technology

The last three decades have seen the development of sophisticated methods for simulating flow and mixing for application to the design and scale-up of mixed chemical reactors. Alas, the best, most accurate methods for simulation consume much computer time, even with today’s large-memory, fast computers. This paper explores ways to develop approximate methods to efficiently simulate flow, mixing and chemical reaction and use data correlation to support design and scale-up. Work over these last three decades will be reviewed to show how these less demanding methods have been developed. Future work will be suggested for further refining the methods discussed and determining where their inaccuracies occur and how they may be addressed.