After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Use the equation of mass transfer to set up models for porous catalyst a where diffusion and reaction are occurring in parallel.
Solve the equations for simple 1-D problems analytically for first-order and zero-order reactions.
Use semi-analytic tools to solve problems involving nonlinear reactions.
Understand the concept of effectiveness factor and how diffusion masks the true kinetics.
Learn and use the method of orthogonal collocation to solve nonlinear diffusion-reaction problems in 1-D.
Learn simple finite difference methods to solve 2-D problems in regular geometry.
Model diffusion with reaction with heat effects ...