Ammonia Synthesis Catalysts: Innovation and Practice by Huazhang Liu

By Huazhang Liu

Lattice Boltzmann technique (LBM) is a comparatively new simulation approach for the modeling of advanced fluid structures and has attracted curiosity from researchers in computational physics. in contrast to the conventional CFD equipment, which resolve the conservation equations of macroscopic houses (i.e., mass, momentum, and effort) numerically, LBM versions the fluid which include fictive debris, and such debris practice consecutive propagation and collision procedures over a discrete lattice mesh.

This e-book will disguise the basic and useful software of LBM. the 1st a part of the publication contains 3 chapters beginning shape the speculation of LBM, simple versions, preliminary and boundary stipulations, theoretical research, to stronger types. the second one a part of the e-book involves six chapters, tackle functions of LBM in quite a few points of computational fluid dynamic engineering, protecting components, reminiscent of thermo-hydrodynamics, compressible flows, multicomponent/multiphase flows, microscale flows, flows in porous media, turbulent flows, and suspensions.

With those assurance LBM, the ebook meant to advertise its purposes, rather than the normal computational fluid dynamic technique.

Readership: Graduate scholars, researchers and teachers within the box of mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, MEMS/NEMS, computational physics and utilized arithmetic.

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Hydrocarbon reforming catalysts are composed of active component, support and promoters. Nickel is an effectively active component, and its content ranges from 5% to 30%. Precursor of nickel catalyst is commonly in the state of NiO. Prior to using, NiO is reduced directly to metallic nickel in the reforming reactor. , are various. , strength, density and thermal stability. The support should remain stable under high temperatures and the presence of steam. Therefore, the support is usually refractory oxides, such as Al2 O3 , MgO, CaO, ZrO2 and TiO2 etc.

To design a methanation reactor, the total concentration of carbon-containing compound (CO and CO2 ) in outlet of methanation reactor must be lower than 5 ml · m−3 or 10 ml · m−3 , which plays a decisive role on the lifetime of the ammonia catalyst. The methanation reaction conditions can be determined by calculating the concentration of CO and CO2 desired and the equilibrium constants of the reactions. The methanation reaction is carried out far away from its chemical equilibrium. Therefore it is not limited by thermodynamical equilibrium.

325 kPa) and 685◦ C in their experiments. This is also an important experiment in history. It indicated the synthesis of ammonia in industrial scale is possible if a good catalyst was found and used at high pressures. Haber et al. also carried out their experiments in detail again, and found that their previous results were not correct. Then, they carried out the same highpressure experiments as Nernst et al. did and obtained almost the same result. It was soon confirmed that the high-pressure and low-temperature were more favorable for the synthesis of ammonia.

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