Accession Number : ADA114580

Title :   Collocation Analysis of Multicomponent Diffusion and Reactions in Porous Catalysts.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Sorensen,Jan P ; Stewart,Warren E

PDF Url : ADA114580

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A collocation method is given for steady-state simulation of multiple reactions in porous catalysts. A realistic multicomponent diffusion model is used, which includes an allowance for pore size distribution. Hyperbolic basis functions are introduced to represent the intraparticle profiles; compact solutions are thus obtained both in the presence and absence of fast reactions. Calculations for a six-component catalytic reforming system show that the catalyst performance is strongly affected by intraparticle diffusion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Reaction kinetics, *Catalysts, *Porous materials, *Diffusion, Computations, Sizes(Dimensions), Distribution, Porosity, Simulation, Steady state, Models, Profiles, Multiple operation

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE