Carbon Deposition in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Application ID: 1968


Carbon deposition on the surface of solid catalysts is commonly observed in hydrocarbon processing. A known problem is that carbon deposits can impede the activity of catalysts as well as block the flow of gas through a catalyst bed.

This example investigates the thermal decomposition of methane into hydrogen and solid carbon, over a catalyst. The influence on the catalyst activity is first studied with the Reaction Engineering interface in an ideal reactor model. This is extended to a space and time dependent model where the porosity decay due to carbon deposition is accounted for.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

Chemical Reaction Engineering Module