A transient model of heat and mass transfer with nonlinear sources (sinks) caused by first-and second-order chemical reactions is developed. The model uses a matching condition (equal temperature and local flux values) at the reaction zone-coolant interface. A finite-difference numerical solution to the problem is obtained using the alternating direction method. The model is tested by application to fast polymerization processes. The effect of the coolant velocity, reactor radius, and coolant temperature at the reactor inlet on the polymerization efficiency is studied.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)