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Theerawat July 7, 2012 06:54

Microalgae mutiphase flow
 
Hi guys, I have problem with my tubular phobioreactor. I need to simulate the tubular photobioreactor with microalgal particles inside. But I don't know how to model it. Can you give me some idea to start or go to the right way.

meangreen July 7, 2012 17:33

What is the concentration of the particle? How many are there? How big are then? What are you looking to find out from the simulation?

Theerawat July 8, 2012 00:42

What is the concentration of the particle?

about 100000 cell/ml

How big are then?
the diameter of microalgae is about 5 micrometer


What are you looking to find out from the simulation?
I want to look at the velocity profile, particles behavior and need to
calculate the pressure drop of the tubular photobioreactor. Then I will
design the new configuration that can reduce the pressure drop

Thank you for trying help me

meangreen July 9, 2012 18:09

If you are trying to model more than 100,000 cells, I would suggest that you use the Eulerian method. You should be able to find literature for modeling microspheres with the Eulerian method to help.

Theerawat July 10, 2012 01:21

Thank you very much I will try your suggestion


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