Volume 23, Issue 4
On the Effects of Reactant Flow Rarefaction on Heterogeneous Catalysis: a Regularized Lattice Boltzmann Study

Giacomo Falcucci ,  Andrea Montessori and Sauro Succi

10.4208/cicp.OA-2016-0250

Commun. Comput. Phys., 23 (2018), pp. 1279-1288.

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  • Abstract

In this paper, a numerical investigation on heterogeneous catalysis is performed by means of a Regularized Lattice BGK approach. The effects of different values of the reactant flow Knudsen numbers are evaluated, in terms of conversion effi- ciency and penetration inside the structure of a nano-porous gold ingot. The results are in line with experimental evidence in the literature and open interesting perspectives for the optimal design of future nano-catalytic devices.

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Published online: 2018-04

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