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Stefan Tube

This example illustrates the use of the Maxwell-Stefan diffusion model available with the Transport of Concentrated Species interface. It models multicomponent gas-phase diffusion in a Stefan tube 1D. In this case, it is a liquid mixture of acetone and methanol that evaporates into air. The concentration profiles are modeled at steady-state and validated against experimental data by Taylor and ...

Determining Arrhenius Parameters using Parameter Estimation

This model shows how to use the Parameter Estimation feature in the Reaction Engineering interface to find the Arrhenius parameters of a first order reaction where Benzene diazonium chloride decomposes to benzene chloride and nitrogen.

Microchannel Cell

This example was originally formulated by Albert Witarsa under Professor Bruce Finlayson’s supervision at the University of Washington in Seattle. It was part of a graduate course in which the assignment consisted of evaluating the potential of patents in the field of microfluidics through mathematical modeling. The model treats an H-micro cell for separation through diffusion. The cell puts ...

Protein Adsorption in Ion-Exchange Column

Ion-exchange is a powerful method to separate proteins from solutions and is today readily used in biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. This model simulates an ion-exchange column for protein adsorption. The fluid phase contains four components: two proteins, solvent, and one salt. The adsorption/desorption kinetics is described by two equilibrium reactions where proteins displace ions ...

Maxwell-Stefan Diffusion in a Fuel Cell Unit Cell

In concentrated gases and liquids, where the concentrations of species are of the same order of magnitude, there is no obvious solvent-solute relationship. Fick’s law for diffusion accounts only for one-way solute-solvent interactions whereas the Maxwell-Stefan equations account for all interactions of species in a solution. In a system with three components, three pair-wise interactions are ...

Hydrodealkylation in a Membrane Reactor

This model demonstrates how you can access and include external thermodynamic and physical property calculations in your simulation, using the Thermodynamics feature. The model shows how you can easily modify the predefined Plug-flow reactor type in the Reaction Engineering interface to set up a membrane reactor model. At high temperatures and pressures, and in the presence of hydrogen, ...

Determining the Reaction Order from Pressure-Time Data

This model shows how to use the Parameter Estimation feature in the Reaction Engineering interface to find the rate constant and reaction order for the gas phase decomposition of di-tert-butyl-peroxide.

Boat Reactor for Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is an important step in the process of manufacturing microchips. One of the common applications is the deposition of silicon on wafers at low pressure. Low pressure reactors are used to get a high diffusivity of the gaseous species, which results in a uniform deposition thickness, since the process becomes limited by the deposition kinetics. The goal of this ...

Ideal Stirred Tank Reactor System

In the chemical and biochemical industries, for instance in fermentation processes, reactors having well-mixed conditions and liquid level control are common. This example shows how to use the Reaction Engineering interface to model a 0D ideal system of tank reactors in series, with controlled feed inlet and product outlet streams. The volume change in each reactor is monitored as well.

Dissociation in a Tubular Reactor

Tubular reactors are often used in continuous large-scale production, for example in the petroleum industry. One key design and optimization parameter is the conversion, or the amount of reactant that reacts to form the desired product. In order to achieve high conversion, process engineers optimize the reactor design: its length, width and heating system. An accurate reactor model is a very ...

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