Project

Computational Fluid Dynamics based design of a novel reactor technology for the Oxidative Coupling of Methane

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Keywords
Computational Fluid Dynamics reactor technology chemical kinetics
 
Project description

In this work computational fluid dynamics (CFD) will be coupled with detailed microkinetic models for heterogeneous catalysis, and more specifically for the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM). This will allow to optimize the design and operating conditions of a novel reactor technology for this process, namely the gas-solid vortex reactor in a static geometry (GSVR-SG).