Modeling and simulation of photoreactor for photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into methanol
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1Research Niroo Institute
2Department of Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Abstract
Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to value-added products like methanol has been recognized as a reliable solution in reducing greenhouse gas emission as well as clean fuel supply by renewable fuel production. Reactor design plays an important role in increasing reactor efficiency and production. This is an important factor in moving us toward reactor modeling and simulation. This paper investigates the computational fluid dynamics in a three-phase slurry photoreactor. The intensity of light source and its effect on the concentration of the methanol product was investigated and reliable answers were obtained after using appropriate modules, hydrodynamic and kinetic studies in COMSOL Multiphysics software.
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