CFD SIMULATION OF A PILOT-SCALE REACTOR FOR THE REMOVAL OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS)

Authors

  • Jorge Esteban Colman Lerner CINDECA (CONICET-UNLP-CICPBA)
  • M.B. Del Sole ‡ Centro de Investigación del Medio Ambiente “CIM” (CONICET-UNLP-CICPBA), Blvd. 120 1476 (CP 1900), La Plata-Buenos Aires-Argentina
  • F.I. Dubois Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas "DR. JORGE J. RONCO “CINDECA” (CONICET-UNLP-CICPBA), Calle 47 N° 257 (CP 1900) La Plata - Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • J.E. Sambeth Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas "DR. JORGE J. RONCO “CINDECA” (CONICET-UNLP-CICPBA), Calle 47 N° 257 (CP 1900) La Plata - Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • A.A. Porta Centro de Investigación del Medio Ambiente “CIM” (CONICET-UNLP-CICPBA), Blvd. 120 1476 (CP 1900), La Plata-Buenos Aires-Argentina
  • E.Y. Sanchez Centro de Investigaciones en Física e Ingeniería del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIFICEN) UNCPBA-CONICET-CICPBA. Campus Universitario UNCPBA, Tandil. Argentina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52292/j.laar.2023.1112

Keywords:

ANSYS, Combustion, Monolyths

Abstract

This work reports preliminary results on the fluid dynamic simulation using ANSYS CFD software of a pilot scale reactor experimentally tested for the removal of VOCs (toluene, ethylbenzene, methyl ethyl ketone and xylenes). The reactor is constructed from the modification of a commercial air stripper and has been successfully evaluated for the removal of VOCs using Mn, Ce and Pt based catalysts on ceramic monoliths (bentonite). By means of ANSYS CFD simulation it was possible to represent the flow in the reactor (validating with experimental data) and to simulate the flow in the monolith channels. This information will allow us to have a better understanding of the fluid dynamics in the catalysts and to simulate the reactions with different VOCs by combining ANSYS CFD with ChemKin-PRO.

Published

2023-01-01

Issue

Section

XXII Congreso Argentino de Catálisis

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