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Fixed Bed Computational Fluid Dynamics

Dixon, A.G., "CFD Study of Effect of Inclination Angle on Transport and Reaction in Hollow Cylinder Catalysts," http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2013.11.018

Behnam, M., Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "A New Approach to Fixed Bed Radial Heat Transfer Modeling Using Velocity Fields from CFD Simulations," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52, 15244 (2013).

Dixon, A.G., Gurnon, A.K., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "CFD Testing of the Pointwise Use of the Zehner-Schlünder Formulas for Fixed-bed Stagnant Thermal Conductivity", Int. Comm. Heat Mass Transf., 42, 1 (2013).

Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Systematic Mesh Development for 3D CFD Simulations of Fixed Beds: Contact Points Study", Comp. Chem. Eng., 48, 135 (2013).

Dixon, A.G., Boudreau, J., Rocheleau, A., Troupel, A., Taskin, M.E., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Flow, Transport and Reaction Interactions in Shaped Cylindrical Particles for Methane Steam Reforming", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51, 15839 (2012).

Behnam, M., Dixon, A.G., Wright, P.M., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Comparison of CFD Simulations to Experiment under Methane Steam Reforming Reacting Conditions", Chem. Eng. J., 207-208, 690 (2012).

Dixon, A.G., Walls, G., Stanness, H., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Experimental Validation of High Reynolds Number CFD Simulations of Heat Transfer in a Pilot-Scale Fixed-Bed Tube", Chem. Eng. J., 200-202, 344 (2012).

Dixon, A.G., Taskin, M.E., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Systematic Mesh Development for 3D CFD Simulations of Fixed Beds: Single Sphere Study", Comp. Chem. Eng., 35, 1171 (2011).

Behnam, M., Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Catalyst Deactivation in 3D CFD Resolved Particle Simulations of Propane Dehydrogenation", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49, 10641 (2010).

Taskin, M.E., Troupel, A., Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Flow, Transport and Reaction Interactions for Cylindrical Particles with Strongly Endothermic Reactions", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49, 9026 (2010).

Dixon, A.G., Taskin, M.E., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "A CFD Method to Couple 3D Transport and Reaction in Fixed Bed Catalyst Pellets to the External Flow Field", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49, 9012 (2010).

Taskin, M.E., Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "CFD Study of the Influence of Catalyst Particle Design on Steam Reforming Reaction Heat Effects in Narrow Packed Tubes", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47, 5966 (2008).

Dixon, A.G., Taskin, M.E., Nijemeisland, M., and Stitt, E.H., "Wall to Particle Heat Transfer in Steam Reformer Tubes: CFD Comparison of Catalyst Particles", Chem. Eng. Sci., 63, 2219 (2008).

Taskin, M.E., Dixon, A.G., Stitt, E.H. and Nijemeisland, M., "Approximation of Reaction Heat Effects in Cylindrical Catalyst Particles with Internal Voids Using CFD", Int. J. Chemical Reactor Eng., Vol. 5: A41, (2007). http://www.bepress.com/ijcre/vol5/A41

Taskin, M.E., Dixon, A.G. and Stitt, E.H., "CFD Study of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Fixed Bed of Cylinders", Numerical Heat Transfer A, 52, 203 (2007).

Dixon, A.G., Taskin, M.E., Stitt, E.H. and Nijemeisland, M., "3D CFD Simulations of Steam Reforming with Resolved Intraparticle Reaction and Gradients", Chem. Eng. Sci., 62, 4963 (2007).

Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M. and Stitt, E.H., "Packed Tubular Reactor Modeling and Catalyst Design Using Computational Fluid Dynamics", Adv. Chem. Eng., 31, 307 (2006).

Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M. and Stitt, E.H., "CFD Study of Heat Transfer near and at the Wall of a Fixed Bed Reactor Tube - Effect of Wall Conduction", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44, 6342 (2005).

Nijemeisland, M., Dixon, A.G. and Stitt, E. H., "Catalyst Design by CFD for Heat Transfer and Reaction in Steam Reforming", Chem. Eng. Sci., 59, 5185 (2004).

Nijemeisland, M. and Dixon, A.G., "CFD Study of Fluid Flow and Wall Heat Transfer in a Fixed Bed of Spheres", AIChE J., 50, 906 (2004).

Dixon, A.G., Nijemeisland, M. and Stitt, E.H., "CFD Simulation of Reaction and Heat Transfer Near the Wall of a Fixed Bed", International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering , Vol. 1: A22, (2003). http://www.bepress.com/ijcre/vol1/A22

Dixon, A.G. and Nijemeisland, M. "CFD as a Design Tool for Fixed Bed Reactors", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 40, 5246 (2001).

Nijemeisland, M. and Dixon, A.G., "Comparison of CFD Simulations to Experiment for Convective Heat Transfer in a Gas-solid Fixed Bed", Chem. Eng. J., 82, 231 (2001).

Nijemeisland, M. and Dixon, A.G., "Experimental Validation of CFD Simulations of Heat Transfer in Gas Flow in a Packed Bed of Spheres", Paper NHTC99-59, Proc. 33rd National Heat Transfer Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Aug. 15-17 (1999).

Logtenberg, S.A., Nijemeisland, M. and Dixon, A.G., "CFD Simulations of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer at the Wall-Particle Contact Points in a Fixed-Bed Reactor", Chem. Eng. Sci., 54, 2433 (1999).

Logtenberg, S. and Dixon, A.G., "Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies of the Effects of Temperature-Dependent Physical Properties on Fixed Bed Heat Transfer", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 37, 739 (1998).

Logtenberg, S. and Dixon, A.G., "Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies of Fixed Bed Heat Transfer", Chem. Eng. Process., 37, 7 (1998).

Derkx, O.R. and Dixon, A.G., "Determination of the Fixed Bed Wall Heat Transfer Coefficient Using Computational Fluid Dynamics", Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, 29, 777 (1996).


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Fixed Bed Heat and Mass Transfer

Dixon, A.G. "Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactor Modeling – the Radial Heat Transfer Problem", Can. J. Chem. Eng., 90, 507 (2012).

Dixon, A.G., Arias, J. and Willey, J., "Wall-to-liquid Mass Transfer in Fixed Beds at Low Flow Rates", Chem. Eng. Sci., 58, 1847 (2003).

Dixon, A.G. and van Dongeren, J.H., "The Influence of the Tube and Particle Diameters at Constant Ratio on Heat Transfer in Packed Beds", Chem. Eng. Process., 37, 23 (1998).

Dixon, A.G., "Heat Transfer in Fixed Beds at Very Low (<4) Tube-to-Particle Diameter Ratio", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 36, 3053 (1997).

Derkx, O.R. and Dixon, A.G., "Effect of the Wall Nusselt Number on the Simulation of Catalytic Fixed Bed Reactors", Catal. Today, 35, 435 (1997).

Dixon, A.G., "An Improved Equation for the Fixed Bed Tubular Reactor Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient", Chem. Eng. Process., 35, 323 (1996).

Derkx, O.R. and Dixon, A.G., "Comparison of Correlations for the Wall Heat Transfer Coefficient in a Fixed Bed Reactor", AIChE Symp.Ser., 92 (310), 126 (1996).

Dixon, A.G., "Heat Transfer in Packed Beds of Spheres With dt/dp = 4," Paper 11-PP-5, pp. 225-230 in G.F. Hewitt et al. (eds.), "Heat Transfer 1994 - Proceedings of the 10th International Heat Transfer Conference, Brighton UK, Aug. 14-18, 1994," I. Chem. E. Symp. Ser. No. 135 (1994).

Dixon, A.G., "Angular Variations in Fixed Bed Radial Temperature Profiles", pp. 55-64 in M.F. Modest et al. (eds.), "General Papers in Heat Transfer - Natural and Forced Convection", Proc. 29th National Heat Transfer Conference, Atlanta, HTD - Vol. 237, ASME, New York (1993).

Dixon, A.G. and Yoo, C.-S., "Heat Transfer in Packed Beds of Very Low Tube-to-Particle Diameter Ratio", pp. 573-584 in M. Quintard and M. Todorovic (eds.), "Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media", Elsevier, (1992).

Dixon, A.G., "Wall and Particle-Shape Effects on Heat Transfer in Packed Beds", Chem. Eng. Commun., 71, 217 (1988); 87, 241 (1990).

Dixon, A.G., "Correlations for Wall and Particle Shape Effects on Fixed Bed Bulk Voidage", Can. J. Chem. Eng., 66, 705 (1988).

Dixon, A.G. and Cresswell, D.L., "Model Reduction for Two-dimensional Catalyst Pellets with Complex Kinetics", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 26, 2306 (1987).

Dixon, A.G. and Cresswell, D.L., "Effective Heat Transfer Parameters for Transient Packed Bed Models", AIChE J., 32, 809 (1986).

Dixon, A.G., "The Length Effect on Packed Bed Effective Heat Transfer Parameters", Chem. Eng. J., 31, 163 (1985).

Dixon, A.G. and LaBua, L.A., "Wall-to-Fluid Coefficients for Fixed Bed Heat and Mass Transfer", Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 28, 879 (1985).

Dixon, A.G., "Thermal Resistance Models of Fixed Bed Heat Transfer", AIChE J., 31, 826 (1985).

Melanson, M.M. and Dixon, A.G., "Solid Conduction in Low dt/dp Fixed Beds of Spheres, Pellets and Rings", Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 28, 383 (1985).

Dixon, A.G., DiCostanzo, M.A. and Soucy, B.A., "Fluid Phase Radial Transport in Packed Beds of Low Tube-to-Particle Diameter Ratio", Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 27, 1701 (1984).

Cresswell, D.L. and Dixon, A.G., "Reply to Comments by Vortmeyer and Berninger .....", AIChE J., 28, 511 (1982).

Dixon, A.G., "Solution of Packed-Bed Heat-Exchanger Models by Orthogonal Collocation Using Piecewise Cubic Hermite Functions", pp 287-304 in H. Scott Fogler (ed.), "Chemical Reactors", ACS Symp. Ser. No. 168 (1981).

Dixon, A.G. and Cresswell, D.L., "Theoretical Prediction of Effective Heat Transfer Parameters in Packed Beds", AIChE J., 25, 663 (1979).

Dixon, A.G., Cresswell, D.L. and Paterson, W.R., "Heat Transfer in Packed Beds of Low Tube/Particle Diameter Ratio", pp. 238-253 in D. Luss and V. Weekman (eds.),"Chemical Reaction Engineering - Houston", ACS Symp. Ser. No. 65 (1978).


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Nonisothermal Membrane Reactors

Dixon, A. G., "Recent Research in Catalytic Inorganic Membrane Reactors", International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Vol. 1: R6, (2003). http://www.bepress.com/ijcre/vol1/R6

Dixon, A.G., "Analysis of Intermediate Product Yield in a Distributed-Feed Nonisothermal Packed-Bed Membrane Reactor", Catal. Today, 67, 189 (2001).

Dixon, A.G., "Innovations in Catalytic Inorganic Membrane Reactors", Specialist Periodical Reports: Catalysis, Vol. 14, pp. 40-92, Royal Society of Chemistry (1999).

Lu, Y., Dixon, A.G., Moser, W.R. and Ma, Y.H., "Analysis and Optimization of Cross-Flow Reactors with Staged Feed Policies - Isothermal Operation with Parallel-Series, Irreversible Reaction Systems", Chem. Eng. Sci., 52, 1349 (1997b); 52, 2443 (1997).

Lu, Y., Dixon, A.G., Moser, W.R. and Ma, Y.H., "Analysis and Optimization of Cross-flow Reactors with Distributed Reactant Feed and Product Removal", Catal. Today, 35, 443 (1997a).

Tsai, C.-Y., Ma, Y.H., Moser, W.R. and Dixon, A.G., "Modeling and Simulation of a Nonisothermal Catalytic Membrane Reactor", Chem. Eng. Comm., 134, 107 (1995).

Dixon, A.G., Ma, Y.H. and Moser, W.R., "Waste Reduction Using Catalytic Membrane Reactors", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 33, 3015 (1994).

Tsai, C.-Y., Ma, Y.H., Moser, W.R. and Dixon, A.G., "Simulation of Nonisothermal Catalytic Membrane Reactor for Methane Partial Oxidation to Syngas," pp 271-280 in Y.H. Ma (ed.), "Inorganic Membranes ICIM3-94," Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. Inorganic Membranes, Worcester, MA, July 10-14 (1994).


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Educational Scholarship

Dixon, A.G. and DiBiasio, D., "Integrating COMSOL into a Mathematical Modeling Course for Chemical Engineers", paper 24 in Proceedings COMSOL Conference Boston 2008, Boston, MA, Oct. 9-11 (2008). http://www.comsol.com/papers/4842/

DiBiasio, D., Comparini, L., Dixon, A.G. and Clark, W.M., "A Project-Based, Spiral Curriculum for Introductory Courses in Chemical Engineering III. Evaluation", Chem. Eng. Education, 35, 140 (2001).

Dixon, A.G., Clark, W.M. and DiBiasio, D., "A Project-Based, Spiral Curriculum For Introductory Courses in Chemical Engineering II. Implementation", Chem. Eng. Education, 34, 296 (2000).

Clark, W.M., DiBiasio, D. and Dixon, A.G., "A Project-Based, Spiral Curriculum for Introductory Courses in Chemical Engineering I. Curriculum Design", Chem. Eng. Education, 34, 222 (2000).

Dixon, A.G., "Teaching Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis Using Interactive Microcomputer Graphics", Chem. Eng. Education, 21, 118 (1987).


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