Discipline: Technology and Engineering
Subcategory: Environmental Engineering
Anthony Jones - Howard University
Co-Author(s): Niara Trant
This study seeks to use the COMSOL Multiphysics program in order to discern a viable packed-bed filled reactor with the ability to convert the chemical urea found in urine to ammonia. This study focuses on how evenly the reactor can be filled with the liquid, the rate of the reaction that takes place, and the quantity of urea that is converted to ammonia. A packed bed reactor was created with specific dimensions and then modified. The modified reactor was a piece of the initial reactor that was used to conduct simulations in a shorter amount of time to gain details that could be applied to the initial reactor. The dimensions that were found to be efficient to run simulations were 0.05 m in diameter and 0.0549461 m in length for the reactor and 0.0027363845 m in diameter for the pellets. This research is important in being able to recycle human urine and use it as fertilizer for crops.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): Luis Gerard Zarate Lopez ; Mario Enrique Lopez Medina
Faculty Advisor: Charles Hosten, email@example.com
Role: I performed multiple simulations in order to find the best parameters for the packed bed reactor.