Optimal Distribution of the Active Component in Catalytic Methane Oxidation
Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering
, E-ISSN: 1608-3431
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS
A mathematical model for determining the optimal distribution of the active component in catalytic methane oxidation is considered, and necessary conditions for the existence of a solution are obtained. It is shown that, under adiabatic conditions, the optimal distribution is a monotonically decreasing distribution of the active component of the catalyst along the catalytic monolith length. For catalytic methane oxidation on a monolithic catalyst under conditions typical of gas-turbine applications, the optimal distribution of the active component is found.