What is Chemical Engineering?
Chemical engineering is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that combines natural and experimental sciences (such as chemistry and physics), along with life sciences (such as biology, microbiology, and biochemistry) plus mathematics and economics to design, develop, produce, transform, transport, operate and manage the industrial processes that turn raw materials into valuable products.
Many of the processes within chemical engineering involve chemical reactions, and the field takes cues from chemists looking for new ways to create products and investigate the mechanisms within chemical reactions. Chemical engineers then translate this chemical information to formulate designs. As such, there are two broad subgroups that better answer the question “What is chemical engineering?” – more precisely:
- Designing, manufacturing, and operating plants and machinery for carrying out large-scale industrial chemical, biological or related processes
- Developing new or adapted substances for a wide range of products
Chemical engineers may specialize in one or the other subgroup, but work from both sides will be required to create a final product. They will need to consider economic viability, resources management, health and safety, sustainability, and environmental impact.
CFD simulation in Chemical Engineering
CFD is routinely used today in a wide variety of disciplines and industries, including aerospace, automotive, chemical manufacturing, polymer processing, petroleum exploration, medical research, and so on. Nowadays, Chemical engineers frequently use the power of computational fluid dynamics simulation to investigate and simulate the combination of fluid flow and chemical processes. For instance, CFD can be used with reacting flows, combustion and heat, and mass transfer. Using CFD tools will help a chemical engineer understand physical and chemical processes in more detail, leading to significant process and product improvements in the industry.
The use of CFD in the field of Chemical engineering and process industries has led to reductions in the cost of product and process development and optimization activities (by reducing downtime), reduced the need for physical experimentation, shortened time to market, improved design reliability, increased conversions and yields, and facilitated the resolution of environmental, health, and right-to-operate issues.
MR-CFD Chemical Engineering Services
With several years of experience simulating a wide range of problems in various CFD fields using Fluent software, the MR-CFD team is ready to offer extensive modeling, meshing, and simulation services. Simulation Services for Chemical engineering are categorized as follows:
- Simulation of reactions
- CFD Simulation of combustion (premixed, species transport, non-premixed, partially mixed)
- Simulation of heat exchangers
- CFD Simulation of chemical reactors
- Simulation of mass transfer (evaporation, condensation, cavitation)
- The melting and solidification simulation
You may find the related products in the categories mentioned above in our CFD shop by clicking on the following link:
Our services are not limited to the mentioned subjects, and the MR-CFD team is ready to undertake different and challenging projects in the Chemical field ordered by our customers. You can consult with our experts freely and without charge at first, and then order your project by sending the problem details to us using the following address.
By entrusting your project to the MR-CFD team, you will not only receive the related project’s files (Geometry, Mesh, Fluent files). Also, you will be provided with an extensive tutorial video demonstrating how you can create the geometry, mesh, and define the needed settings in the Fluent software all by yourself. And these all come with post-technical support from the MR-CFD team.