Table 1: Data from continuous reactor and Comsol simulations (N O 𝑥 500 ppb, 20 Wm−2, sample size 0.005 cm2, RH: 40%, run time: 3 h. For the Comsol simulation: laminar flow).

Flow
(L h−1)
Reynold’s number Space velocity
(h−1)
Contact time
(s)
1077
N O 𝑥 conversion
(%)
Orosei Active
N O 𝑥 conversion
(%)
Experimental
data
COMSOL
simulation
Experimental
data
COMSOL
simulation

1 8 0 . 0 112 7200 0.5 5.0 36.8 1.3 25.6
3 2 . 4 20 1296 2.8 89.1 87.5 74.2 74.9
9.0 5.6 360 10.0 90.0 99.8 72.6 98.8
4.2 2.5 168 21.4 90.1 100.0 82.0 100.0