COMSOL Conference 2014

Chemical Reaction Engineering

Chemical reaction engineering is behind chemical synthesis and energy applications such as biofuel cells, carbon dioxide-water separation, and catalytic oxidation. Explore the exciting ways multiphysics simulation is helping to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the cutting edge chemical processes being developed today. Read the papers, posters, and presentations below.

Finite Element Study of the Mass Transfer in Annular Reactor

Y. M. S. El-Shazly, S. W. Eletriby

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

3D Modelling of Flow Dynamics in Packed Beds of Low Aspect Ratio

F. Alzahrani, F. Aiouache

Engineering Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

A CFD Analysis of the Operating Conditions of a Multitube Pd Membrane for H2 Purification

B. Castro-Dominguez, R. Ma, A. G. Dixon, Y. H. Ma

Chemical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA

A Single Particle Thermal Model for Lithium Ion Batteries

R. Painter1, S. Berryhill1, L. Sharpe2, S. K. Hargrove2

1Department of Civil Engineering, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA

Advancements in Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor Separations Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

J. Knox, R. F. Coker, C. F. Gomez, R. Schunk, R. Cummings

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

An Approach to Modeling Vacuum Desorption

C. F. Gomez, R. Schunk, R. F. Coker, J. Knox

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

An Overview of Impellers, Velocity Profile and Reactor Design

P. Patel1, P. Vaidya1, G. Singh2

1Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Analysis of Mash Tun Flow: Recommendations for Home Brewers

E. Gutierrez-Miravete1, C. J. Walsh2

1Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
2General Dynamics-Electric Boat, Groton, CT, USA

CFD Modeling and Analysis of a Planar Anode Supported Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

N. Lemcoff1, M. Tweedie2

1Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
2Enthone, West Haven, CT, USA

CFD Simulation of Internal Flow Field of Dual-mode Scramjet

C. Butcher, K. Yu

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation of 3D Single-Phase Transport in a Random Packed Bed of Spheres

A. Dixon

Department of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations of Graphene Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Growth

K. M. Al-Shurman, H. Naseem

The Institute for Nanoscience & Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA

Calibration of a Bio-Kinetic Model to Simulate Microalgae Growth

A. Solimeno1, J. Garcia2

1Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Design and Analysis of an Electrostatic Precipitator for a Diesel Particulate Filter

S. Manoj, R. Giri, S. Selvakumar

Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Diffusion and Reaction in Fe-Based Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Using Micro Kinetic Rate Expressions

A. Nanduri, P. L. Mills

Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Dynamic Simulation of Interface Shapes During Chemical Vapor Deposition

J. V. Jayaramakrishna, S. K. Thamida

National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India

FEM Analysis of Flamelet Wrinkling in a Diffusion Flame

Y. Li1, T.C. Lieuwen2, J. Zhou1, H. Cao1

1Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China
2Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Finite Element Modeling of Vasoreactivity Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

J. Parikh, A. Kapela, N. Tsoukias

Biomedical Engineering Department, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

H2SO4 Catalysis: Perspective and Opportunities for Reducing SO2 Emissions

P. L. Mills1, A. Nagaraj2

1Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA
2Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Improving the Sensoring of PEM Fuel Cell by Numerical Techniques

S. Skoda1, E. Robalinho2, E. F. Cunha1, M. Linardi1

1Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares - IPEN/CNEN-SP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Kinetic Parameters for Gas Phase Photocatalysis: Analytic Versus CFD Approach

S. Denys, S. Verbruggen, S. Lenaerts

Sustainable Energy and Air Purification, Department of Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Mathematical Model of Vacuum Foam Drying

M. Sramek1, J. Weiss2, R. Kohlus1

1Department of Food Processing Engineering, Institute of Food Science and Biotechnology, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany
2Department of Meat Science and Food Physics, Institute of Food Science and Biotechnology, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany

Microvascular Dysfunction in PAD Patients

K. Cluff1, H. Mehraein1, B. Jayakumar2

1Department of Bioengineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
2Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA

Modeling Heat and Moisture Transport During Hydration of Cement-Based Materials in Semi-Adiabatic Conditions

E. Hernandez-Bautista1,2, D. Bentz1, S. Sandoval-Torres2, P. Cano-Barrita2

1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
2Instituto Politécnico Nacional/CIIDIR Unidad Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México

Modeling an Adsorption Process in a Shell-and-Tube-Heat-Exchanger-Type Adsorber

G. Salazar Duarte1, B. Schürer1, C. Voss1, D. Bathen2

1Linde AG, Munich, Germany
2Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Modeling and Simulation of Drug Release through Polymer Matrices

V. Runkana1, A. Pareek1, P. Arora2

1Tata Consultancy Services, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Modeling and Simulation of Membrane Contactor Employed to Strip CO2 from Rich Solvents via COMSOL Multiphysics®

N. Ghasem, M. Al-Marzouqi, N. A. Rahim

United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

Modeling of Hydrogel-Based Controlled Drug Delivery System for Breast Cancer Treatment

K. Cluff1, L. Saeednia2, H. Mehraein 1, R. Asmatulu2

1Department of Bioengineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA

Modeling of Packed Bed Reactors: Hydrogen Production by the Steam Reforming of Methane and Glycerol

A. Dixon, B. MacDonald, A. Olm

Department of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA

Modelling of Heat and Moisture Transport in a Corrugated Board Stack

M. Xynou

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Modelling of Reactive Non-Isothermal Mixture Flow and its Simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

V. Orava1,2, O. Soucek1, P. Cedula2

1Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
2Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland

Modelling of a Wool Hydrolysis Reactor

M. Giansetti, A. Pezzin, S. Sicardi, G. Rovero

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Multiphase Porous Media Model for Microwave Drying Spherical Potatoes

H. Zhu1, T. Gulati2, K. Huang1, A.K. Datta2

1Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
2Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Multiscale Model of Human Pathogen Growth on Fresh Produce

A. Warning, A. K. Datta

Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Multiscale Simulation of a Photocatalytic Reactor for Water Treatment

A. Cockx, R. Degrave, P. Schmitz

University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Network-of-Zones Model for Stirred Tank with Fractal Impeller

G.M. Mule, A.A. Kulkarni

CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Numerical Analysis of the Self-Heating Behaviour of Coal Dust Accumulations

D.Wu, E. Van den Bulck

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Numerical Modeling of the Original and Advanced TEMKIN Reactor for Catalysis Experiments in Laboratory Scale

D. Götz, M. Kuhn, P. Claus

Ernst-Berl-Institute/Chemical Technology II, Darmstadt, Germany

Numerical Results of Two 3D Coupled Models of a Unitary PEM Fuel Cell of 144cm²

E. Robalinho1, E. F. Cunha2, M. Linardi2

1Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2IPEN/CNEN-SP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Numerical Simulation of Evaporation Processes in Electron Beam Welding

E. Salomatova, D. Trushnikov, V. Belenkiy, V. Tsaplin

Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, Russia

Numerical Study of Smoldering Combustion of Activated Carbon in Ⅱ Iodine Absorber

T. Liang, M. Liu, X. Liu, Z. Meng

Safety Engineering, Zheng Zhou University, Zheng Zhou, Henan, China

Optimization of Jet Mixer Geometry and Mixing Studies

A. Egedy, B. Molnar, T. Varga, T. Chován

Department of Process Engineering, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary

Photo-Biological Reactor for Organic Waste Consumption and Hydrogen Production

L. F. de Souza

Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Residence Time Distribution for Tubular Reactors

L. R. de Souza Jr., L. Lorenz

Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Simulation and Experimental Analysis of Drug Release Rates from Magnetic Nanocomposite Spheres

L. Saeeednia1, H. Mehraein2, F. Abedin1, K. Cluff2, R. Asmatulu1

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
2Department of Bioengineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA

Simulation of Gravity-Driven Flow Through a Microfluidic Device on a Rocker Platform

B. Srinivasan1, J. Hickman1, M. Shuler2

1University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
2Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Simulação Fluidodinâmica de um Digestor Contínuo

R. Kreczkiuski, I. Neitzel

Faculdade de Telêmaco Borba - FATEB, Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, Brasil

Three-Dimensional Percolation Properties Simulation of a Marine Coating Based on Its Real Structure Obtained from Ptychographic X-Ray Tomography

B. Chen1, M. Guizar-Sicairos2, G. Xiong1, L. Shemilt1, A. Diaz2, J. Nutter1, N. Burdet1, S. Huo1, F. Vergeer3, A. Burgess4, I. Robinson1

1London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London, UK
2Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
3AkzoNobel Co. Ltd., Sassenheim, Netherlands
4AkzoNobel (UK) Co. Ltd., Tyne and Wear, UK

Transport-Kinetic Interactions for SO2 Oxidation to SO3 in Particulate and Monolith Catalysts

P. L. Mills1, A. Nagaraj2

1Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA
2Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Updated Results of Singlet Oxygen Modeling Incorporating Local Vascular Diffusion for PDT

R. Penjweini, M. M. Kim, T. C. Zhu

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Virtual Pharmacokinetic Model of the Human Eye

L. Murtomäki1, S. Kotha2

1Aalto University, Greater Helsinki, Finland
2University Of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

iCP 1.0: Stable Release Version of the Interface COMSOL-PHREEQC

A. Nardi, L. M. deVries, A. Sainz, J. Molinero

Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain


ISBN: 978-0-9910001-8-0
ISSN: 2372-2215