Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling
provides valuable insights into the behaviour of chemical reactions in complex fluid flow environments; leading to improved process efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability. CFD modelling is beneficial for understanding chemical reactions in a variety of ways:

  1. Visualization: CFD allows for the visualization of complex fluid flow patterns and concentration gradients, which are crucial for understanding the distribution of reactants and products in a reacting system.
  2. Optimization: CFD can be used to optimize reactor design and operating conditions by predicting the impact of various parameters (e.g., temperature, pressure, residence time) on reaction rates and product yields.
  3. Scale-up: CFD can help in the scale-up of chemical reactors by simulating the performance of a reactor at different scales, which can reduce the need for costly experimental trials.
  4. Safety: CFD can be used to assess the safety of chemical processes by predicting the potential for unwanted reactions (e.g., runaway reactions, formation of hotspots) and designing appropriate safety measures.
  5. Economic Analysis: CFD can aid in economic analysis by predicting the performance and efficiency of different reactor configurations, helping to minimize operating costs and maximize product yields.
  6. Environmental Impact: CFD can assess the environmental impact of chemical reactions by predicting the dispersion of pollutants and by-products in the environment.