Stationary spatially complex solutions in cross-flow reactors with two reactions

Moshe Sheintuch*, Olga Nekhamkina

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Formation of stationary spatially multiperiodic or even chaotic patterns is analyzed for a simple model of a cross-flow reactor with two consecutive reactions and realistically high Le and Pe. Spatial patterns emerge much like dynamic temporal patterns in a mixed system of the same kinetics. The sequence of period doubling bifurcations is determined for the corresponding ODE system and is completely confirmed by direct numerical simulations of the full PDE model. The incorporation of a slow nondiffusing inhibitor led to chaotic spatiotemporal patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1249
Number of pages9
JournalAICHE Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2003
Externally publishedYes


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