Taylor dispersion of chemically reactive species: Irreversible first-order reactions in bulk and on boundaries

Michael Shapiro*, Howard Brenner

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Abstract

Generalized Taylor dispersion theory is extended so as to include position-dependent irreversible first-order reactions in the bulk fluid and on the boundaries. We go beyond prior analyses in considering: (i) flows whose streamlines are curvilinear rather than rectilinear; (ii) position-dependent tensorial molecular diffusivities; (iii) (conservative) external forces exerted on the reactive species; and (iv) nonuniform surface reaction velocity constants. Potential extensions to time-periodic flows and time-periodic molecular transport coefficients are pointed out. Our curvilinear flow analysis constitutes a necessary precursor to the study of comparable bulk and surface reactions in (spatially periodic models of) porous media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1433
Number of pages17
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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