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Chemical Engineering | Engineering
The goal of this work is to establish a phase separation model for a biodiesel system, for the purpose of modeling a continuous flow multiphase biodiesel reactor. The Cahn-Hilliard theory is applied for a ternary system of two immiscible components and a third partially miscible component. The results of this work shows that phase field theory can be applied in phase modeling of a biodiesel system, and further investigations are required to develop a comprehensive biodiesel reactor model.
Han, Lu, "Development of a Phase Separation Model for a Biodiesel Reactor" (2011). Honors Scholar Theses. Paper 170.