A method for calculating the dynamics of the process of natural gas reforming

Shraiber O.A., Dr. Sci. (Engin.), Professor, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2610-568X ,
Antonets I.V., PhD (Engin.), https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0110-0516
Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 172 Antonovycha str., Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Source: The Problems of General Energy, 2017, 2(49):65-74
https://doi.org/10.15407/pge2017.02.065
Section: Study and optimization of the technological objects and systems of the energy sector
UDC: 536.7
Received: 08.06.2017
Published: 14.07.2017

Abstract:

We have proposed a new scheme of reaction element for the realization of the process of natural gas reforming. We have developed a mathematical model of its dynamics, where the dense bed of catalyst granules with the reacting gas mixture in its cavities is considered as a quasihomogeneous substance with certain effective physical characteristics. An iteration algorithm for the solution of equations of our model and two programs for its realization have been developed. We also present an example of calculating the change in the flow rates of components of the reacting gas mixture and calorific value of the reformed fuel along the apparatus length.

Keywords: reaction element, reforming process, dynamics, gas mixture, quasihomogeneous substance, iteration algorithm, numerical calculations.

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