Scaling behavior of optimally structured catalytic microfluidic reactors

Fridolin Okkels, Henrik Bruus

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    Abstract

    In this study of catalytic microfluidic reactors we show that, when optimally structured, these reactors share underlying scaling properties. The scaling is predicted theoretically and verified numerically. Furthermore, we show how to increase the reaction rate significantly by distributing the active porous material within the reactor using a high-level implementation of topology optimization.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Volume75
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)016301
    ISSN2470-0045
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Bibliographical note

    Copyright 2007 American Physical Society

    Keywords

    • STOKES-FLOW
    • TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION

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