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Mathematical Modelling and Kinetics of Microchannel Reactor
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 234-246
Received: Dec. 19, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 5, 2017; Published: Jan. 23, 2017
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Kirthiga Murali, Department of Mathematics, Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti, Tamil Nadu, India
Chitra Devi Mohan, Department of Mathematics, Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti, Tamil Nadu, India
Meena Athimoolam, Department of Mathematics, Saraswathi Narayanan College, Perungudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Rajendran Lakshmanan, Department of Mathematics, Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti, Tamil Nadu, India
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The coupled nonlinear system of differential equations in 1-butanol dehydration under atmospheric and isothermal conditions are solved analytically for the microchannel reactor. Approximate analytical expressions of concentrations of 1-butanol, 1-butene, water and dibutyl ether are presented by using homotopy analysis method. The homotopy analysis method eliminated the classical perturbation method problem, because of the existence a small parameter in the equation. The analytical results are compared with the numerical solution and experimental results, satisfactory agreement is noted.
Mathematical Modelling, Homotopy Analysis Method, 1-Butanol Dehydration, Microchannel Reactor, Channel Electrode, Non Linear Equation
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Kirthiga Murali, Chitra Devi Mohan, Meena Athimoolam, Rajendran Lakshmanan, Mathematical Modelling and Kinetics of Microchannel Reactor, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 234-246. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20160506.12
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