Numerical simulation of heat transfer in the near-wall region of tubular reactors packed with metal open-cell foams

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Bianchi E, Groppi G, Schwieger W, Tronconi E, Freund H
Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 264
Pages range: 268-279
ISSN: 1385-8947


Abstract


A numerical investigation of the thermal transport processes in the near-wall region of a reactor packed with metal open-cell foams is presented in view of the development of externally-cooled tubular reactors packed with catalytically active foams. Two different aluminium open-cell foams were scanned by X-ray micro-computed tomography in order to generate the 3D models used in this study. The conjugated solid-fluid heat transfer problem is solved by finite volume analysis (FVA) for different flow rates and fluid properties (Peclet number range from 1 to 105). Predictive correlations for the wall heat transfer coefficient are derived according to different thermal coupling scenarios between the open-cell foam bed and the reactor wall. Such kind of systematic study and the proposed correlations that account for the gap size represent a novelty in the field of published literature on open-cell foams. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bianchi, Enrico
Professur für Katalytische Reaktoren und Prozesstechnik
Freund, Hannsjörg Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalytische Reaktoren und Prozesstechnik
Schwieger, Wilhelm Prof. Dr.
Professur für Technische Chemie (Reaktionstechnik)


Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


External institutions with authors

Politecnico di Milano


Research Fields

D Catalytic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
A3 Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Bianchi, E., Groppi, G., Schwieger, W., Tronconi, E., & Freund, H. (2015). Numerical simulation of heat transfer in the near-wall region of tubular reactors packed with metal open-cell foams. Chemical Engineering Journal, 264, 268-279. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2014.11.055

MLA:
Bianchi, Enrico, et al. "Numerical simulation of heat transfer in the near-wall region of tubular reactors packed with metal open-cell foams." Chemical Engineering Journal 264 (2015): 268-279.

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