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ChemEngineering 2018, 2(2), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering2020014

Study of Pressure Drop in Fixed Bed Reactor Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Code

Chemical Engineering Department, Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), Tehran, Iran
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Received: 28 November 2017 / Revised: 1 March 2018 / Accepted: 23 March 2018 / Published: 2 April 2018
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Pressure drops of water and critical steam flowing in the fixed bed of mono-sized spheres are studied using SolidWorks 2017 Flow Simulation CFD code. The effects of the type of bed formation, flow velocity, density, and pebble size are evaluated. A new equation is concluded from the data, which is able to estimate pressure drop of a packed bed for high particle Reynolds number, from 15,000 to 1,000,000. View Full-Text
Keywords: fixed bed; packed bed; pressure drop; computational fluid dynamics; hydraulics; random packing; high Reynolds number; fluid water; supercritical steam fixed bed; packed bed; pressure drop; computational fluid dynamics; hydraulics; random packing; high Reynolds number; fluid water; supercritical steam
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Ahmadi, S.; Sefidvash, F. Study of Pressure Drop in Fixed Bed Reactor Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Code. ChemEngineering 2018, 2, 14.

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