Analytical Solution for Thermal Transport in Packed Beds with Volumetric Heat Source

Mohammadsadegh Salehi, Maryam Askarishahi, Stefan Radl*

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We present an analytical solution for the thermal transport in fluid-particles systems that include a spatially and temporally constant volumetric heat source. Our solution enables the rapid calculation of temperature profiles in systems undergoing chemical reactions or phase change phenomena. Also, we propose a map that helps in deciding in which situations the simple solution of Schumann (Journal of the Franklin Institute 1929, 208:405-416) is enough to calculate fluid and particle temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2017


  • heat transfer
  • reactor design
  • heat of reaction
  • packed bed reactors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)
  • Theoretical

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