Predicting the Specific Surface Area and Pressure Drop of Reticulated Ceramic Foams Used as Catalyst Support

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Inayat A, Freund H, Schwab A, Zeiser T, Schwieger W, Freund H
Journal: Advanced Engineering Materials
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 13
Pages range: 990-995
ISSN: 1438-1656


Abstract


Open-cell ceramic foams are attractive candidates as catalyst support owing to their remarkable heat and mass transfer characteristics. The accurate knowledge of the specific surface area and the pressure drop is a prerequisite for the reliable design of reactors with solid foam structures as internals. In this contribution, we propose a new correlation for the prediction of the pressure drop in reticulated ceramic foams using their predicted specific surface area. The correlation is based on an ideal tetrakaidecahedron geometry, which is the preferred representative geometry for reticulated foams. The validity of the correlation is demonstrated by experimental data of reticulated ceramic foams of different pores per inch (PPI), porosity, and material from the present study as well as from the open literature.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Freund, Hannsjörg Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalytische Reaktoren und Prozesstechnik
Inayat, Amer Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Technische Chemie (Reaktionstechnik)
Schwab, Andreas
Professur für Technische Chemie (Reaktionstechnik)
Schwieger, Wilhelm Prof. Dr.
Professur für Technische Chemie (Reaktionstechnik)
Zeiser, Thomas Dr.
Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen (RRZE)


Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems


Research Fields

D Catalytic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Inayat, A., Freund, H., Schwab, A., Zeiser, T., Schwieger, W., & Freund, H. (2011). Predicting the Specific Surface Area and Pressure Drop of Reticulated Ceramic Foams Used as Catalyst Support. Advanced Engineering Materials, 13, 990-995. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adem.201100038

MLA:
Inayat, Amer, et al. "Predicting the Specific Surface Area and Pressure Drop of Reticulated Ceramic Foams Used as Catalyst Support." Advanced Engineering Materials 13 (2011): 990-995.

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