CFD Simulation of “Gauze Pad–Honeycomb” Catalytic System
XV International Conference on Chemical Reactors
05-08 Jun 2001
Chemical Engineering Journal
, E-ISSN: 1873-3212
||Ammonia, Catalyst, Conversion, Gas flow, Mass transfer, Monolith, Nitric acid, Numerical model, Pressure drop
Zakharov Vladimir P.
Zolotarskii Ilya A.
Kuzmin Valerii A.
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, 5, Akad. Lavrentiev Avenue, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
The paper is devoted to studies of gas flows and mass transfer in a two-stage catalytic system recently applied in ammonia oxidation at nitric acid plants. Numerical studies are performed by reducing a system to a flat-periodical set of slit channels. Mathematical model based on two-dimensional Navier–Stokes equations with periodicity boundary conditions is used. Dependence of a system performance on a distance between stages is investigated and found to have a non-monotonous character.