Carbon Deposition in Heterogeneous Catalysis
Application ID: 1968
Carbon deposition on the surface of solid catalysts is commonly observed in hydrocarbon processing. A known problem is that carbon deposits can impede the activity of catalysts as well as block the flow of gas through a catalyst bed.
This example investigates the thermal decomposition of methane into hydrogen and solid carbon, over a catalyst. The influence on the catalyst activity is first studied with the Reaction Engineering interface in an ideal reactor model. This is extended to a space and time dependent model where the porosity decay due to carbon deposition is accounted for.
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