Mathematical modelling of the residence time distribution of CO2 tracer in a three-phase micro-packed bed reactor: An experimental analysis
Keywords:Experimental; Modelling; Reactor; Residence time; Tracer.
This study reports the residence time distribution (RTD) using CO2 as tracer in Three-phase micro-packed bed (TP-mPB) reactor. Experimental measurements were obtained at the inlet and at the outlet from TP-mPB reactor using the injection of small amount (3%) of CO2 tracer inside the sweep gas current. The dynamic model characterizes a diffusion-adsorption process of CO2 tracer in terms of mass transfer phenomena (external and internal). The mathematical model was validated against a set of experimental data where simulated results of CO2 tracer adequately matched the experimental measures at the outlet of the micro-packed bed.
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