(123a) The Divide between Academia and Industry in Modeling Gas-Solids Reacting Flows
I will present such an approach using a gas-phase fluidized bed polymerization reactor as an example. First, I will provide an overview of the various models currently used at the different scales in gas-solids reacting flows. The coupling across the scales will be introduced through few different approaches:
- Discrete-Continuum Coupling using Discrete Element Method for particles
- Upscaling data from Discrete Element Modeling results to continuum based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Upscaling information from CFD to simplified reactor network models
In conclusion, the presentation will elucidate the approaches and opportunities in bridging the gap between academic advances and industry needs to model and advance our understanding of gas-solids reacting flow reactors.