Design Simulations of a General Purpose Research Micro Reactor for Methane Conversion to Syngas.
A general purpose stainless steel micro reactor setup for methane conversion is being designed for research purposes. We intend to design and build a modular device that would be able to manage different types of reactions depending on the installed modules. The device should be able to allow the study of gas phase reactions at low (atmospheric) and high pressures (up to 20 MPa), with the possibility of testing different catalysts. Fluid – Chemical reaction interaction models available in the Chemical Engineering Module of COMSOL Multiphysics are used for simulation, with the possibility of allowing for weakly compressible flows in the NavierStokes equations.