Mass transport through biocatalytic membrane reactors

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Abstract

A mathematical model and its solution were developed to calculate the mass transport through catalytic membrane layer by means of explicit, closed expressions even in the case of the nonlinear Michaelis-Menten reaction kinetics andlor of variable mass transport - diffusion coefficient, convective velocity - parameters. Some typical examples on the Thiele modulus, applying the Michaelis-Menten kinetics and its limiting cases, namely the first-order kinetic (KM»cm) and zero- order kinetic (cm»KM) are shown for the prediction of the concentration distribution and the mass transfer rates as a function of the reaction modulus, namely first-order- and the zero-order reactions. It was shown the significant differences of the results obtained by the three different reaction orders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
Pages151-158
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 21 2009
Event2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - Haifa, Israel
Duration: Jul 7 2008Jul 9 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
Volume2

Other

Other2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
CountryIsrael
CityHaifa
Period7/7/087/9/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Nagy, E. (2009). Mass transport through biocatalytic membrane reactors. In 2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (pp. 151-158). (2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis; Vol. 2).