Numerical study of laminar flow and mass transfer for in-line spacer-filled passages

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1115/1.4007651
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Heat Transfer
ISSN0022-1481
Volume135
Issue1
Pages011004-1011004-8
SubjectComputational Fluid dynamics; Periodic boundary conditions; Mass transfer; Membrane
AbstractPerformance calculations for laminar fluid flow and mass transfer are presented for a passage containing cylindrical spacers configured in an inline-square arrangement, typical of those employed in the process industries. Numerical calculations are performed for fully-developed flow, based on stream-wise periodic conditions for a unit cell and compared with those obtained for developing regime in a row of ten such units. The method is validated for an empty passage, i.e., a plane duct. Results are presented for the normalized mass transfer coefficient and driving force, as a function of mean flow Reynolds number, and also the wall mass flux, or blowing parameter. Both constant and variable wall velocities were considered, the latter being typical of those found in many practical membrane modules.
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AffiliationEnergy, Mining and Environment; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number52297
NPARC number21268474
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