Faculty Advisor

Dixon, Anthony G.

Abstract

Packed bed chemical looping combustion (CLC) reactors are a safer and more sustainable method for creating energy from the combustion of hydrocarbons. This project presents a transient simulation of a CLC reactor using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package Fluent 6.3. Results were obtained for the reduction and oxidation phases of the process, illustrating the expected qualitative trends. This project concludes that CFD software can be effectively used to simulate transient chemical reactions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Humanities and Arts

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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