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Prediction of mass transport profiles in a laboratory filter-press electrolyser by computational fluid dynamics modelling

Vázquez, L., Alvarez-Gallegos, A, Sierra, F.Z, Ponce de León, C. and Walsh, F.C (2009) Prediction of mass transport profiles in a laboratory filter-press electrolyser by computational fluid dynamics modelling Electrochimica Acta, pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2009.08.067).

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Abstract

A commercial computational fluid dynamics code (Fluent) has been used to analyze the performance of a unit cell laboratory; the filter-press reactor (FM01-LC) operating with characteristic linear flow velocities between 0.024ms?1 and 0.110ms?1. The electrolyte flow through the reactor channel was numerically simulated using a finite volume approach to the solution of the Navier–Stokes equations. The flow patterns in the reactor were obtained and the mean linear electrolyte velocity was evaluated and substituted into a general mass transport correlation to calculate the mass transport coefficients. In the region of 150 < Re < 550, mass transport coefficients were obtained with a relative error between 5% and 29% respect to the experimental km values. The differences between theoretical and experimental values are discussed

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: computational fluid dynamics, FM01-LC, cell design, mass transport, flow patterns
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp

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Local EPrints ID: 69888
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69888
ISSN: 0013-4686
PURE UUID: 8d952dad-45a5-4ce9-9ead-2dbcc91d234b

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Date deposited: 09 Dec 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:05

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Author: L. Vázquez
Author: A Alvarez-Gallegos
Author: F.Z Sierra
Author: F.C Walsh

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