Theory of Propagation of Slow Heat Waves in a Catalytic Bed in a Reversible Reaction
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves
, E-ISSN: 1573-8345
Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk 630090
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
We have performed a qualitative and numerical analysis of the simplest model of slow heat waves propagating in a fixed catalytic bed in the presence of a first-order reversible reaction. A one-parameter family of autowave solutions subject to the boundary conditions of the problem is shown to exist. From the continuum of solutions, one can choose a unique physically reasonable solution that is a slow heat wave. The existence conditions for slow heat waves and the effect of the model parameters on the velocity of their propagation have been studied.