14-17 May 2018
New Orleans
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A New High-fidelity Mesh Model for Simulation of Transport Process in a Fixed Bed Reactor

16 May 2018, 12:11
15m
New Orleans

New Orleans

Oral 20 Minutes MS 4.10: Evaluation and Optimization of Non-Conservative Transport in Porous Media Parallel 7-A

Speaker

Mr Bing Yuan (College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China;CAS Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China)

Description

The traditional fixed-bed reactor design is ususally based on empirical correlations of plug flow pattern. This empirical method is usually not suitable for the low tube-to-particle diameter ratios (N=D/d< 4) where the local phenomena of channeling near the wall and the backflow in the bed are dominant. The recent “solid particle” method1 is too complicated for mesh generation, especially for large random packed beds, which seriously hinders its development. In this work, a novel mesh model is proposed and used for the simulation of fixed bed reactors by combining discrete element method with the user defined subroutine. The mesh generation process is simple and easy to be implemented, which ingeniously avoids handling the complex “contact point” problem. In this study the packed beds with spherical and cylindrical particles are investigated, the local flow in the bed can be high fidelity. The predictions of the pressure drop across the fixed bed and the heat transfer of the single particle are in good agreement with the corresponding empirical relations.

Acknowledgement
Financial support from the National Key Research and Development Program (2016YFB0301702), National Natural Science Foundation of China (21490584, 91534105, Major National Scientific Instrument Development Project (21427814) and Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS (QYZDJ-SSW-JSC030) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Primary author

Mr Bing Yuan (College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China;CAS Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China)

Co-authors

Dr Junbo Xu (CAS Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China) Dr Yongqiang Zhang (SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Beijing 100083, China) Prof. Chao Yang (College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China; CAS Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China)

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