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Chemical Reaction Engineering Blog Posts

An Analysis of Syngas Combustion in a Round-Jet Burner

April 2, 2015

By combining the Reacting Flow interface and the Heat Transfer in Solids interface, we can study the syngas combustion in a round-jet burner. Get details…

Using Simulation to Optimize Biopharmaceutical Processes

March 13, 2015

Did you know that you can use COMSOL Multiphysics® to study biopharmaceutical processes? Examples include pharmaceutical mixers, injection devices, dielectrophoretic separation, and more >>

Simulating an Ideal Stirred Tank Reactor System

February 24, 2015

The Generic CSTR reactor type in the Reaction Engineering interface can be used to easily model continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTRs), or ideal stirred tank reactors.

New and Revamped Chemical Engineering Interfaces

February 13, 2015

Get an overview of the modeling interfaces for reaction engineering and mass transport in COMSOL Multiphysics®, including the Chemistry and Reaction Engineering interfaces.

Modeling Approaches in Heterogeneous Catalysis

February 3, 2015

Get an introduction to heterogeneous catalysis, the main steps for chemical species in heterogeneous catalytic reactions, adsorption-desorption models, surface reactions, and much more…

Apps for Teaching Mathematical Modeling of Tubular Reactors

November 21, 2014

Chemical engineering students can use the Tubular Reactor app to model a nonideal tubular reactor and investigate the impact of different operating conditions. Learn more >>

Multiscale Reactors: Cleaning the Flows

November 3, 2014

Packed bed reactors are used in chemical synthesis and for effluent treatment and catalytic combustion, are often required for heterogeneous catalysis, and commonly include catalyst pellets.

Modeling Hydrodealkylation in a Membrane Reactor

October 27, 2014

Hydrodealkylation is a hydrogen-intensive process. We demonstrate using the thermodynamics modeling features in the COMSOL® software to analyze this process in a membrane reactor.