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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.

Hydrocarbon Dehalogenation in a Tortuous Microreactor - new

Removing halogen groups from hydrocarbons is an important reaction step in several chemical processes. One application is water purification. Other examples involve organic synthesis, where the removal of halogen groups serves as a starting point for carbon-carbon coupling reactions. Typically, the carbon-halogen bond scission is activated by precious metal catalysts based on platinum or ...

Parameter Estimation for Nonideal Reactor Models

Real reactors can be modeled as combinations of ideal reactors. In this example two ideal CSTRs with interchange are used to model a real reactor with one highly agitated region and another region with less agitation. Two parameters, relating the volume and exchange rate of the two regions, need to be found by comparing the model results to experimental tracer data. Using the Parameter Estimation ...

Isoelectric Separation

This modeling example applies the Transport of Diluted Species interface to model a separation process. A stream containing six different ionic species is divided into pure component streams by means of migrative transport in an electric field. Free flow electrophoresis can be used to separate macromolecules such as proteins, based on their mobility perpendicular to the flow of the carrier fluid. ...

Isothermal HI Reactor

For a perfectly mixed reactor with a predefined constant temperature, the reacting system’s energy balance is not needed to describe the system behavior. The behavior is defined as the composition and the production or consumption of species over time. Furthermore, because the reactor is perfectly mixed, the Reaction Engineering interface can also set up a model even though it has no ...

Fine Chemical Production in a Plate Reactor

Plate reactors running under continuous conditions have emerged as candidates to replace batch reactors, primarily in fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals production. One of the advantages of the plate reactor design is that it allows for efficient temperature control of the reacting fluid. For instance, this means that the heat released from strongly exothermic reactions can be readily dissipated ...

Cylindrical Catalyst Pellet

Porous catalyst particles are widely used in the chemical industry and are extensively treated in the chemical engineering literature. The catalyst pellets are, in most cases, fluidized by the action of a gas or liquid flowing through a reactor. The fluid enters at the bottom of a bed of catalyst particles and the particles are fluidized by the shear force that the fluid exerts on their ...

Tank Series with Feedback Control

This example highlights the underlying tools used to set up and solve systems of coupled ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Getting acquainted with this structure allows you to confidently modify and move beyond the reactor models that are predefined in the software. The model treats a series of three consecutive tank reactors. A feedback loop continuously adjusts the inlet concentration ...

Diffusion of Gas Through a Reinforced 3D Membrane

In this example, we study the diffusion of a chemical species through a membrane. The system is used to measure the permeability of gases in membranes. The permeability of the membrane is measured by introducing the species of interest in a carrier gas on one side of the membrane and the pure carrier gas on the other side of the membrane. In this model, the initial flux in the membrane is ...

Variations in Density in Porous Media Flow

This example studies the steady flow of an ideal gas in porous media, where variations in gas density are taken into account through Equation-based Modeling. Darcy’s law describes the velocity vector in the porous structure and the conservation of mass is accounted for by the ideal gas law. The studied system is a packed bed reactor of the type used for example in small scale reforming ...

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