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:

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

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

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