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Hydrogen-Water Isotopic Exchange in a Trickle Bed Column by Process Simulation and 3D Computer Fluid Dynamics Modelling

Project: Research


Total value: £ 130 k
Having identified this clear shortfall in the previous research, this work is tailored to address it. An LPCE column is initially simulated by using a rigorous process design model relevant to a counter-current reactive stripping. This model takes into account interfacial multi-component mass transfer, chemical reactions and thermodynamic non-idealities. The process model is implemented in the simulation tool of Aspen Custom Modeler. Also, in this work, underlying events observed in the process design covering both co-current and counter-current operation modes are investigated by three-dimensional (3D) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling. The fluid flow characteristics inside the column and their impact on both local performance as well as overall performance at the outlet of the LPCE column are investigated.
Effective start/end date1/11/1331/10/17