Above is a video of Reactor Lab’s Web Lab 2 – “Dynamic diffusion and reaction in a porous solid catalyst.” Click on the image to play the video. Click on the “full screen” icon in the lower-right of the player to expand the video. This lab shows a self-inhibiting reaction which can be considered a prototype of carbon monoxide oxidation over precious metals and other self-inhibiting reactions. Multiple steady states and enhanced conversion during periodic operation can be obtained. Our research paper on this topic (link).
Above is a video of Reactor Lab’s dynamic Catalyst Pellet desktop application. Click on the image to play the video. Click on the “full screen” icon in the lower-right of the player to expand the video. This lab shows a model of dynamic reaction and diffusion during CO oxidation in a porous catalyst pellet. Get the Catalyst Pellet at the Download page. Our research paper on this topic (link).
Animation of adsorbed CO diffusing over a Pt surface and reacting with an adsorbed O atom to form CO2. Diameter of C, O and Pt atoms are to scale. Animation made by Ivan Gagné.
Also visit our site on GitHub for source code and other material: github.com/RichardHerz
Design Choices in Deployment of Interactive Simulations via the Internet (2003) (opens in new tab)
ReactorLab.net Laboratory Simulations, ASEE proceedings (2004) (opens in new tab)
The ReactorLab in LiveCode Journal – a history, 1993-2006 (2006) (opens in a new tab)
The reports below to the National Science Foundation explain the philosophy, design, and features of our projects at Reactor Lab. The PureWaterLab mentioned in the reports is available as part of the SimzLab download on the download page.
- Annual report 2005
- Annual report 2006
- Annual report 2007
- Annual report 2008
- Annual report 2009
- Annual report 2010