Journal article

Fast solution-adaptive finite volume method for PSA/VSA cycle simulation; 1 single step simulation

PA Webley, JM He

Computers & Chemical Engineering | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2000


Accurate numerical solution of cyclic adsorption problems can be challenging and time consuming due to the inherent non-linearity of the system conservation equations and the presence of strong temporal and spatial gradients. In addition, the wide variety of possible boundary conditions makes solution of a general cycle problematic. In this study we present a quadratic upwind finite volume technique that is at least second-order accurate in the spatial dimension and can easily handle any type of boundary condition (both one and two point) at either end of the adsorption column. The effect of bed pressure drop is readily accommodated. The oscillations at sharp gradients common in high-order u..

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