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Modeling Packed Bed Reactors


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Do you work with investigations of packed bed reactors? Are you still modeling using the traditional approach of semi-analytical approximations?  Learn why and how to model in the COMSOL software. 

In this 60-minute COMSOL-sponsored webinar, review the basic operation of a packed bed reactor and how it provides a so-called bimodal pore size distribution. Consider how, traditionally, reactions of this type of bimodal porous structure are modeled using semi-analytical approximations, such as Thiele’s modulus and efficiency factor approximations. However, these approximations are limiting. The webinar goes on to discuss a numerical approach by describing the catalytic reactions in bimodal porous structures, which are simple to define. In addition, they can be solved with a minimum number of approximations for complex reaction kinetic expressions. You’ll understand how this method considers the time-dependent behavior of both the transport processes and reaction kinetics within the microporous structure. See a live demonstration of how to use this approach to modeling packed bed reactors in the COMSOL software. Bring your questions. 

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  • How to describe mass transport and reaction kinetics
  • How to model reactive flows in packed bed reactors
  • Defining and solving time-dependent transport problems using numerical models

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