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Porous Reactor with Injection Needle

This application treats the flow field and species distribution in an experimental reactor for studies of heterogeneous catalysis. The model exemplifies the coupling of free and porous media flow in fixed bed reactors. The reactor consists of a tubular structure with an injection tube that has its main axis perpendicular to the axis of the reactor. The incoming species in the main and injection ...

Packed Bed Reactor

One of the most common reactors in the chemical industry, for use in heterogeneous catalytic processes, is the packed bed reactor. This type of reactor is used both in synthesis as well as in effluent treatment and catalytic combustion. The reactor consists in essence of a container filled with catalyst particles. These particles can be contained within a supporting structure, like tubes or ...

Biosensor Design

Surface reactions with adsorption-reaction-desorption steps are common in for example photocatalysis and biosensors. A flow cell in a biosensor contains an array of micropillars for adsorption of for example antigens in aqueous solutions. A signal proportional to the surface coverage can be detected in a sensor, for example through chemiluminescence. This demo app features a flow cell with ...

Separation Through Dialysis

Dialysis is a widely used chemical species separation method. One such example is hemodialysis, which acts as artificial kidneys for people with renal failure. In dialysis, only specific components are allowed to diffuse through the membrane, based on differences in molecular size and solubility. The Membrane Dialysis app simulates a process for lowering contaminant concentration in a fluid. ...

Protein Adsorption

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 ...

Thermal Decomposition

In this tutorial, the heat and mass transport equations are coupled to laminar flow in order to model exothermic reactions in a parallel plate reactor. It exemplifies how you can use COMSOL Multiphysics to systematically set up and solve increasingly sophisticated models using predefined physics interfaces.

Chemical Vapor Deposition of GaAs

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) allows a thin film to be grown on a substrate through molecules and molecular fragments adsorbing and reacting on a surface. This example illustrates the modeling of such a CVD reactor where triethyl-gallium first decomposes, and the reaction products along with arsine (AsH3) adsorb and react on a substrate to form GaAs layers. The CVD system is modeled using ...

Syngas Combustion in a Round-Jet Burner

The model simulates non-premixed turbulent combustion of syngas (synthesis gas) in a simple round-jet burner. Syngas is a gas mixture, primarily composed of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The name syngas relates to its use in creating synthetic natural gas. In the model, syngas is fed from a pipe into an open region with a slow co-flow of air. Upon exiting the pipe, the syngas ...

Electroosmotic Flow in Porous Media

This example treats the modeling of electroosmotic flow in porous media. The system consists of a compartment of sintered porous material and two electrodes that generate an electric field. The cell combines pressure and electroosmotic driven flow. The equations that are solved are the continuity equations for flow velocity and current density together with a mass balance using the ...

Carbon Deposition in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Carbon deposition on the surface of solid catalysts is commonly observed in hydrocarbon processing. A known problem is that carbon deposits can impede the activity of catalysts as well as block the flow of gas through a catalyst bed. This example investigates the thermal decomposition of methane into hydrogen and solid carbon, over a catalyst. The influence on the catalyst activity is first ...

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