The use of a porous medium method for modeling fixed-bed reactors with a low tube-to-particle diameter ratio
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The paper presents a method of modeling fixed-bed reactors based on the porous medium with an anisotropic thermal conductivity coefficient. The calculation results of the pressure drop and heat transfer of the simplified models were compared to the reference models results. As a comparative criterion, it was proposed to use area-weighted average pressure and mass-weighted average temperature.
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