A mathematical model and its solution were developed to calculate the mass transport through catalytic membrane layer by means of explicit, closed expressions even in the case of the nonlinear Michaelis-Menten reaction kinetics and/or of variable mass transport — diffusion coefficient, convective velocity — parameters. Some typical examples on the Thiele modulus, applying the Michaelis-Menten kinetics and its limiting cases, namely the first-order kinetic (KM≫cm) and zero-order kinetic (cm≫KM) are shown for the prediction of the concentration distribution and the mass transfer rates as a function of the reaction modulus, namely first-order- and the zero-order reactions. It was shown the significant differences of the results obtained by the three different reaction orders.
Mass Transport Through Biocatalytic Membrane Reactors
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Nagy, E. "Mass Transport Through Biocatalytic Membrane Reactors." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Volume 2: Automotive Systems; Bioengineering and Biomedical Technology; Computational Mechanics; Controls; Dynamical Systems. Haifa, Israel. July 7–9, 2008. pp. 151-158. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ESDA2008-59403
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