Title: Forced convection analysis of coupled heat and mass transfer in a channel filled with a reactive porous medium

Authors: A. Bousri, K. Bouhadef, T. Langlet, H. Beji

Addresses: Laboratoire des Transports Polyphasiques et Milieux Poreux, FGMGP, USTHB, BP 32 El Alia, 16111 Algiers, Algeria. ' Laboratoire des Transports Polyphasiques et Milieux Poreux, FGMGP, USTHB, BP 32 El Alia, 16111 Algiers, Algeria. ' Laboratoire des Technologies Innovantes, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Avenue des Facultes, 80025 Amiens, cedex 01, Amiens, France. ' Laboratoire des Technologies Innovantes, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Avenue des Facultes, 80025 Amiens, cedex 01, Amiens, France

Abstract: Investigation of the fluids purification process, either by filtration or by undesirable substances destruction, is conducted. A convective flow in a reactive porous medium with an axisymmetrical geometry is considered. The momentum equation for the forced convection through a porous substrate is modelled by using the Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimer model, while the temperature and the concentration fields are obtained subsequently from the energy and diffusion equations. The effects of the main governing parameters such as solid-to-fluid conductivity ratio, Reynolds number, Biot number, as well as the modified Frank-Kamenetskii number (FK)m are studied. The comparison with previously published work shows an excellent agreement.

Keywords: heat transfer; mass transfer; numerical simulation; reactive porous media; Frank-Kamenetskii number; fluid dynamics; forced convection; fluid purification; convective flow; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2011.042182

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2011 Vol.11 No.5, pp.305 - 317

Published online: 31 Aug 2011 *

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