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Computational fluid dynamics analysis of a flat plate photocatalytic reactor for storm and wastewater reuse

Ahmed, Saber, Rasul, Mohammad G., Brown, Richard, & Hassan, N.M.S. (2010) Computational fluid dynamics analysis of a flat plate photocatalytic reactor for storm and wastewater reuse. In Li, Jiachun (Ed.) Proceedings of the 13th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bangladesh, Dhaka, 529 -532 .

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Abstract

A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been performed for a flat plate photocatalytic reactor using CFD code FLUENT. Under the simulated conditions (Reynolds number, Re around 2650), a detailed time accurate computation shows the different stages of flow evolution and the effects of finite length of the reactor in creating flow instability, which is important to improve the performance of the reactor for storm and wastewater reuse. The efficiency of a photocatalytic reactor for pollutant decontamination depends on reactor hydrodynamics and configurations. This study aims to investigate the role of different parameters on the optimization of the reactor design for its improved performance. In this regard, more modelling and experimental efforts are ongoing to better understand the interplay of the parameters that influence the performance of the flat plate photocatalytic reactor.

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ID Code: 41813
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: CFD, VOF, Photocatalysis, Water Purification
ISBN: 978-984-33-2214-2
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030500) > Organic Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Computational Fluid Dynamics (091501)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers
Deposited On: 27 May 2011 08:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 10:16

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