Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Abstract

Experimental procedures were developed to investigate an energy balance discrepancy between experimental data and theoretical predictions in a simple absorption system. Additional procedures were utilized to determine empirical correlations for mass transfer coefficients in a system with absorption and liquid phase chemical reaction. Data from both experiments was used to create a two-film model in COMSOL Multiphysics representing concentration profiles within an absorption and reaction system. Such a model will serve as a teaching aid allowing students to perform a virtual experiment when laboratory restrictions prevent them from investigating this type of absorption through conventional experimental methods.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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