Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies of Flow Reactors and Particle Formation
These researchers build flow reactor models and simulate flows and chemistry using Fluent. There are temperature differences in the experiment that drive convection. The overall flow is given by a certain mass flow rate of nitrogen gas. A low vapor pressure acid, H2SO4, is reacted with fairly volatile base species, such as ammonia and dimethylamine. In 2023, the group plans to continue 3D modeling of their flow reactor experiments on the photo-oxidation of alpha-pinene and of SO2.
Assistant Professor David Hanson