South African Journal of Science
On-line version ISSN 1996-7489
Print version ISSN 0038-2353
PRETORIUS, Ryno; CROUSE, Philippus L. and HATTINGH, Christiaan J.. A multiphysics simulation of a fluorine electrolysis cell. S. Afr. j. sci. [online]. 2015, vol.111, n.7-8, pp.1-5. ISSN 1996-7489. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/SAJS.2015/20140082.
We modelled a laboratory-scale fluorine reactor which employed fully coupled, fundamental electron, heat, mass and momentum transfer (two-phase) equations to deliver a transient simulation. Hydrodynamic quasi-steady-state results were produced for the current density, electric field, temperature, reactive species concentration, gas and liquid velocity profiles as well as gas fraction distribution within the reactor. Simulation results were verified by modelling and comparing models from published works on similar reactors, as the laboratory-scale reactor is still in construction phase. Comparisons were favourable.
Keywords : fluorine reactor; two-phase simulation; comparative study; coupled transfer process.