Mass transfer with surface chemical reaction in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Simulation by a lattice boltzmann method

Mohammad R. Kamali, Jurriaan J.J. Gillissen, Sankaran Sundaresan, Harry E.A. Van Den Akker

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Abstract

In the current study, the interaction of convection, diffusion and a surface reaction is simulated with the help of an advanced two-phase lattice Boltzmann method in the context of a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. In our case of interest, carbon monoxide and hydrogen are converted into liquid hydrocarbons with the help of a catalyst deposited on the internal structures of a structured reactor. The liquid product and the heat of reaction are carried away from the reacting surface with the help of a fully wetting liquid. A dedicated FTS kinetic model was implemented on the reactive surfaces. Reaction rate and conversion are calculated in terms of the dimensionless Pclet and Damköhler numbers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 21 2011

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Other2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period10/16/1110/21/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Kamali, M. R., Gillissen, J. J. J., Sundaresan, S., & Van Den Akker, H. E. A. (2011). Mass transfer with surface chemical reaction in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Simulation by a lattice boltzmann method. In 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings