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Numerical Simulations Of Gas-Liquid Flow Dynamics In Bubble Columns, Deify Law, Francine Battaglia, Theodore J. Heindel Nov 2006

Numerical Simulations Of Gas-Liquid Flow Dynamics In Bubble Columns, Deify Law, Francine Battaglia, Theodore J. Heindel

Mechanical Engineering Conference Presentations, Papers, and Proceedings

There is great potential for using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as a tool in scale-up and design of bubble columns. Full-scale experimentation in bubble columns is expensive and CFD is an alternative approach to study bubble column hydrodynamics. However, CFD can be computationally intensive as a predictive tool for a full three-dimensional geometry. In this paper, a 0.2 m diameter semi-batch bubble column is numerically simulated and the results are compared to experimental measurements performed by Rampure et al. [1]. The objectives are to examine and determine an appropriate set of numerical parameters and to determine if two-dimensional simulations ...


Chemical Diffusion Of Co In Mixed Co+O Adlayers And Reaction-Front Propagation In Co Oxidation On Pd(100), Da-Jiang Liu, James W. Evans Aug 2006

Chemical Diffusion Of Co In Mixed Co+O Adlayers And Reaction-Front Propagation In Co Oxidation On Pd(100), Da-Jiang Liu, James W. Evans

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Within the framework of a realistic atomistic lattice-gas model, we present the theoretical formulation and simulation procedures for precise analysis of the chemical diffusion flux of highly mobile CO within a nonuniform interacting mixed CO+O adlayer on a Pd(100) surface. The approach applies in both regimes of relatively immobile unequilibrated and fairly mobile near-equilibrated O adlayer distributions. Spatiotemporal behavior in surface reactions is controlled by chemical diffusion in mixed adlayers. Thus, we naturally integrate the above analysis with a previously developed multiscale modeling strategy to describe mesoscale reaction front propagation in CO oxidation on Pd(100). This treatment ...