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Chemical Reaction Engineering Blog Posts

Digital Twins and Model-Based Battery Design

February 20, 2019

By combining high-fidelity multiphysics models with lightweight models and measured data, engineers can create digital twins to understand, predict, optimize, and control real-world systems.

How to Model Ion-Exchange Membranes and Donnan Potentials

August 29, 2018

Get an introduction to the theory behind the Nernst-Planck-Poisson equations, Donnan potentials, and how to model ion-exchange membranes in batteries and fuel cells.

How to Model Sparging in COMSOL Multiphysics®

August 22, 2018

Sparging, the process of bubbling a gas into a liquid, is seen most notably in carbonation, such as for soda and seltzer water. This mass transfer process can be modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Optimizing Thermal Processes in Carbon Manufacturing with Simulation

July 5, 2018

A guest blogger from SGL Carbon GmbH demonstrates how his organization uses heat transfer simulation to optimize thermal processes in carbon manufacturing.

Modeling a Tubular Reactor for Optimized Polymer Manufacturing

July 4, 2018

Chemical engineers can model tubular reactors to optimize them for specific manufacturing and production processes, such as for the polymerization of polyester, as this example shows.

Analyzing Fine Chemical Production in Plate Reactors

June 27, 2018

Batch reactors, continuous reactors, plate reactors, oh my. Here, we discuss analyzing the fine chemical production process in a plate reactor using chemical modeling.

Keynote Video: Moving Beyond Simulation for Biopharma Applications

March 21, 2018

At Amgen, researchers build simulation applications for biopharmaceutical uses, such as researching biological and synthetic drugs. Learn more in this blog post featuring their keynote talk.

Modeling Adsorption at Surfaces in COMSOL Multiphysics®

January 26, 2018

What is adsorption? Learn the theory behind this chemical engineering phenomenon as well as how to model the process at surfaces in the COMSOL® software.