Transport Phenomena

Simulation of a mixer equipped with three impellers. The velocity profile is shown using streamlines, arrows, and slice plots.

Mixer Simulations, Modeling Nonideal Reactors and Mixers

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
Continuous stirred tank reactors, batch reactors, and mixers are frequently used in the consumer product, food, pharmaceutical, and fine chemical industries. Processes using these devices usually require carefully controlled environments, where conditions such as temperature and composition are...

Modeling Packed Bed Reactors

Archived Webinar
Oct 19, 2017
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...
Two-phase flow mixture model of a liquid-liquid extraction column

Studying Multiphase Flow and Liquid-Liquid Extraction in COMSOL Multiphysics®

Archived Webinar
Apr 13, 2017
Tune into this webinar to learn how to use two-phase flow models for studying liquid-liquid extraction processes and phenomena in COMSOL Multiphysics®. Liquid-liquid extraction is a separation method that is often used in the chemical, food, and cosmetics industries. The principle is to extract...

Fundamentals of Laminar Mixing and Applications

Archived Webinar
May 17, 2017
Do you know how to characterize a mixing system for power and blend time? Determine the best geometry for required mixing conditions or product specifications? Tune into this webinar. Join this webinar to update your skills while reviewing the fundamentals of laminar mixing and applications. In 60...

The Travelling Fluidized Bed Project: Working Together

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 10, 2015
John Chen had a strong attachment to “challenge problems” to evaluate the ability of models and CFD codes to accurately predict complex fluidization...

Process Spray Applications and Spray Science

Archived Webinar
May 13, 2015
This presentation is about achieving improved spray performance by better integrating the operational requirements, key fluid properties, and spray nozzle capabilities. Sprays are crucial to the process performance of many chemical, biochemical and petrochemical processes. The technology is often...

Pressure Swing Adsorption: A Ubiquitous Gas Separation Technology

Archived Webinar
Aug 6, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of the ubiquitous pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology. Adsorption is classified as a unit operation in chemical engineering that exploits the ability of a solid surface to concentrate species selectively from a fluid phase onto its surface. Adsorption...

Use Modeling to Evaluate Processing Solutions for Heavy Oils

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
The world’s energy industry has followed the availability of easily attainable and economically feasible supplies for the oil segment that has moved...

FCC Riser Hydrodynamics Improvement Using Simulation Tools

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Past experiences of commercial FCC units indicate that hydrodynamics have a pronounced effect on the riser performance. For example, an increase of...

Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes Boiler water treatment consists of steps to remove contaminants that will corrode or cause...

Carburization In Ethylene Radiant Coils

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
CARBURIZATION IN ETHYLENE RADIANT COILS Hugues Chasselin, tech support Manoir industries, France Abstract : Carburization is a phenomenon encountered...

Thermal Fluids: The Key to Overall Site Integration

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Thermal Fluids: the Key to Overall Site Integration G.T.Polley , M.Picon Nunez & E.Tamakloe Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of...

LNG FSRU and FPSO Pump Considerations for Ship Motion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
LNG marine pumps installed in FSRU and FPSO applications are exposed to three degrees of ship movement as a result of wave motion. There is concern...

On the Modeling of Oral Drug Delivery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 1, 2012
On the Modeling of Oral Drug Delivery Naresh Pavurala, Luke E.K Achenie Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State...

Modelling of a Filter Drying Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 29, 2012
Filter drying, also referred to as vacuum contact drying, is a process widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to remove water or organic solvents...

Success and Prospects in Transport

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 16, 2008
The study of transport phenomena is an important area of chemical engineering. In many ways it differentiates chemical engineering from other...

Understand Flow Patterns in Glass-Lined Reactors

November
2004
Reactions and Separations
Kevin J. Bittorf, David S. Dickey, Keith E. Johnson , Christopher J. Ramsey
Physical modeling and computer simulation provide insights into the performance of a glass-lined reactor.

The Potential Of Osmotic Membrane Dehumidification

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 4, 2013
THE POTENTIAL OF OSMOTIC MEMBRANE DEHUMIDIFICATION Arthur Kesten, Jeffrey McCutcheon, Ariel Girelli and Jack Blechner An osmotic membrane...

NFPA 68 New Gas Venting Equations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
The 2013 edition of NFPA 68 Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting will replace vent area sizing equations containing the gas...

Fluid Flow for the Practicing Chemical Engineer

June, 2009
This book teaches the fundamentals of fluid flow by including both theory and the applications of fluid flow in chemical engineering. It puts fluid flow in the context of other transport phenomena such as mass transfer and heat transfer, while covering the basics, from elementary flow mechanics to...

Produce Reliable Models with Efficient Meshing

August
2010
Computational Methods
Phil Byrne, Ed Fontes, Henrik von Schenck, Christian Wollblad
Improve your modeling skills to construct accurate, effective meshes that simulate or optimize a process in less time.

Realize Greater Benefits from CFD

March
2001
Fluids and Solids Handling
Ahmad H. Haidari, Andre  Bakker,  Lanre M. Oshinowo
Computational fluid dynamics has moved from mainframes to PCs and laptops. Newer and better software lets you conduct analyses not possible before, and regular engineers, not just experts, can now carry out CFD.

Selecting a Heat Exchanger Shell

June
2011
Back To Basics
Thomas G. Lestina, P.E.
The first step in specifying a shell-and-tube heat exchanger is choosing the right shell to meet process requirements.

Pipeline Pressure Drop: A New Design Correlation

June
2006
Fluids and Solids Handling
Roger Gilmont
A linear equation has been derived to accurately calculate the flowrate of fluids in the laminar and turbulent regions, and to derive an equation for use in the transitional regions.

Evaluating Cooling Tower Upgrades

May
2008
Heat Transfer
Tom Dendy
When considering improvements to cooling towers, it's important to perform an economic analysis of the options.

Mass Transfer Operations for the Practicing Engineer

July, 2010
An invaluable guide for problem solving in mass transfer operations. This book takes a highly pragmatic approach to providing the principles and applications of mass transfer operations by offering a valuable, easily accessible guide to solving engineering problems. Both traditional and novel mass...
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