Modeling study of gas-liquid mass transfer enhancement by cylindrical catalyst particles

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-84
Journal / PublicationChemical Engineering Science
Online published11 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


In this work, the influences of non-spherical catalyst particles on the enhancement of the gas-liquid mass transfer are numerically studied. The 3D unsteady diffusion-reaction equation both in the liquid phase and the solid catalyst particles is solved. A pseudo-homogenous model is employed as well. It is found that the SV cylindrical particles increase enhancement factor while SRSV cylindrical particles decrease it in comparison with the corresponding spherical particles. The horizontal cylinder and the vertical cylinder show small differences. The enhancement factor increases with catalyst concentration, rate coefficient of reaction and decreasing particle size. The data of pseudo-homogenous model agree well with the corresponding results of the fully resolved simulations.

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  • Enhancement factor, Numerical simulation, Reaction enhanced mass transfer, Three-phase transport phenomena

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