Catalytic Ignition Model in Monolithic Reactor with In-Depth Reaction

  • Ta-Ching Tien
  • James S. T’ien
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


A transient model has been developed to study ignition in a monolithic catalytic reactor. The special features are the inclusion of thermal and species structures in the porous catalytic layer and the resolution of small-time-scale events. Catalyst loading is used as a parameter to study these structure variations before and after ignition. Regions where the catalytic reaction is kinetically controlled and regions where the reaction is diffusionally controlled are identified in both steady and transient states.


Catalyst Loading Maximum Reaction Rate Catalytic Layer Damkohler Number Solid Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ta-Ching Tien
    • 1
  • James S. T’ien
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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