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Chemical Reaction Engineering Blog Posts

Keynote Video: Moving Beyond Simulation for Biopharma Applications

March 21, 2018

At Amgen, researchers build simulation applications for biopharmaceutical uses, such as researching biological and synthetic drugs. Learn more in this blog post featuring their keynote talk.

Modeling Adsorption at Surfaces in COMSOL Multiphysics®

January 26, 2018

What is adsorption? Learn the theory behind this chemical engineering phenomenon as well as how to model the process at surfaces in the COMSOL® software.

Evaluating the Performance of a Steam Reformer with COMSOL®

January 5, 2018

To design a steam reformer for hydrogen production, you need to couple mass, energy, and flow equations. The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module can account for this true multiphysics problem.

Calculating Thermodynamic Properties for Liquids and Gases

December 26, 2017

The Chemical Reaction Engineering Module includes a built-in database of over a dozen thermodynamic properties, making it easier to set up your transport and reaction models. Details here.

How to Model Wet Chemical Etching in COMSOL Multiphysics®

November 27, 2017

Wet chemical etching was one of Rembrandt’s favorite methods for creating self-portraits. Now, it’s used by engineers to produce integrated circuits, MEMS devices, and pressure sensors.

Modeling Surface Reactions in Porous Media and Reactive Pellet Beds

October 10, 2017

Reactive pellet beds have complex local geometries and undergo microscopic diffusion, but there is a way to simply and accurately simulate these devices in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Simulating Cancer Cell Migration in Microgravity with COMSOL®

August 16, 2017

Researchers used multiphysics simulation to determine how microgravity effects the migration of metastatic cancer cells. Their results could have new implications for therapy and treatments.

Studying Zone Electrophoresis with COMSOL Multiphysics®

August 15, 2017

Zone electrophoresis enables scientists to study nucleic acids, biopolymers, and proteins in a wide range of areas. COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used to take a closer look at this process.


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