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Chemical Reaction Engineering Blog Posts

Evaluating the Performance of a Steam Reformer with COMSOL®

January 5, 2018

To design a steam reformer for hydrogen production, you need to couple mass, energy, and flow equations. The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module can account for this true multiphysics problem.

Calculating Thermodynamic Properties for Liquids and Gases

December 26, 2017

The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module includes a built-in database of over a dozen thermodynamic properties, making it easier to set up your transport and reaction models. Details here.

How to Model Wet Chemical Etching in COMSOL Multiphysics®

November 27, 2017

Wet chemical etching was one of Rembrandt’s favorite methods for creating self-portraits. Now, it’s used by engineers to produce integrated circuits, MEMS devices, and pressure sensors.

Modeling Surface Reactions in Porous Media and Reactive Pellet Beds

October 10, 2017

Reactive pellet beds have complex local geometries and undergo microscopic diffusion, but there is a way to simply and accurately simulate these devices in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Simulating Cancer Cell Migration in Microgravity with COMSOL®

August 16, 2017

Researchers used multiphysics simulation to determine how microgravity effects the migration of metastatic cancer cells. Their results could have new implications for therapy and treatments.

Studying Zone Electrophoresis with COMSOL Multiphysics®

August 15, 2017

Zone electrophoresis enables scientists to study nucleic acids, biopolymers, and proteins in a wide range of areas. COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used to take a closer look at this process.

Introduction to Modeling Surface Reactions in COMSOL Multiphysics®

July 13, 2017

Bioengineers and electrochemists will appreciate this detailed introduction to modeling surface reactions with the COMSOL® software.

How to Model Heat and Moisture Transport in Porous Media with COMSOL®

June 14, 2017

Modeling the transport of heat and moisture in porous media, like building envelopes and other construction materials, is a simple process with a predefined Heat and Moisture Transport interface.