Utilizing Numerical Simulations to Analyze the Efficiency of a Porous Reactor


  • W. Ribeiro do Prado Júnior Department of Basic Science and Environmental Engineering, School at Lorena, University of São Paulo, Brasil
  • J. A. Martins DESCH North America, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1521-8323
  • E. C. Romão Basic and Environmental Sciences Department, University of Sao Paulo, Lorena, Sao Paulo, Brazil


This paper presents a series of numerical simulations of a porous reactor, where a generic reaction between reagents is carried out, generating a product. All numerical simulations were performed by using the software COMSOL Multiphysics, which made use of the Navier-Stokes and Brinkman equations. These equations were utilized to govern the fluid flow in the numerical simulation. Throughout the simulations, several initial parameters were altered to evaluate their impact on the reactor efficiency based on the concentration of component C.  Furthermore, other parameters such as the distribution of speed and geometry in the equipment were taken into consideration, and an optimal configuration for the case is demonstrated.


Numerical Simulation, Porous Reactor, Navier-Stokes Equations, Brinkman Equations


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W. Ribeiro do Prado Júnior, J. A. Martins, and E. C. Romão, “Utilizing Numerical Simulations to Analyze the Efficiency of a Porous Reactor”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 8755–8759, Jun. 2022.


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