A DETAILED MODEL EQUATION FOR THE GAS PHASE SPECIES BALANCE FOR A DYNAMIC 2-D HETEROGENEOUS MODEL FOR WATER

GAS SHIFT REACTORS Victor Nnamdi Emenike
Adapted from Thomas A. Adams II and Paul I. Barton’s work

Model Equation Gas Phase Species Balances: The dynamic species balance for the bulk gas phase outside of the catalyst is given as follows: ………………………………………………………………….….(*)

……………………………………………………………………….. (i.) …………………………………………………………………………………… (ii.) Where V = Volumetric flow rate. Differential volume element is given as:

Where

Where u = linear gas velocity. Differentiating equation (iv) with respect to z:

P is the pressure. we have: With ideal gas approximation. we have: Where Fo and V are the total inlet molar flow rate and Volumetric flow rates respectively. t.) for the V and terms respectively in equation (vi). we have: From equation (v. we have: .) and (viii.) by time. V is the volume element. we have : Substituting for equations (vii.The term in equation (*) can be rewritten as: Applying product rule of differentiation. we have: From equation(iv). the linear velocity is given as follows: Where. From equation (xii. we have: Simplifying further. T = temperature Dividing equation (xi.). no = initial number of moles.). R = Universal gas constant.

. the final species balance in terms of independent variables T.) and (xvi. Barton. 34:8880.Substituting equation (xiii.) and (xv. A dynamic two-dimensional heterogeneous model for water gas shift reactor.).) into equation (*): Hence.A. P. and Ci is given below: Major Reference  T.) for V in equation (iv. Adams.) with respect to z: Factorizing: Substituting equations(xiv.I.) into equation (x): Substituting equation (i. we have: Where α = GR and Differentiating equation (xiv. P. Int J Hydrogen Energy 2009.

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