TY - CHAP A1 - Adolfo Ruiz-Soto A2 - Diana Barraza-Jiménez A3 - Abel Hurtado-Macias A4 - Sandra Iliana Torres-Herrera A5 - Carlos Omar Ríos-Orozco A6 - Miriam López-Guzmán A7 - Elva Marcela Coria-Quiñones A8 - Raúl Armando Olvera-Corral A9 - Manuel Alberto Flores-Hidalgo ED1 - Guozhao Ji ED2 - Jiujiang Zhu Y1 - 2020-09-09 PY - 2020 T1 - Hydrodynamic Analysis on a Photocatalytic Reactor Using ANSYS Fluent® N2 - Fluid flows are encountered in our daily life as well as in engineering industries. Identifying the temporal and spatial distribution of fluid dynamic properties is essential in analyzing the processes related to flows. These properties, such as velocity, turbulence, temperature, pressure, and concentration, play important roles in mass transfer, heat transfer, reaction rate, and force analysis. However, obtaining the analytical solution of these fluid property distributions is technically difficult or impossible. With the technique of finite difference methods or finite element methods, attaining numerical solutions from the partial differential equations of mass, momentum, and energy have become achievable. Therefore, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has emerged and been widely applied in various fields. This book collects the recent studies that have applied the CFD technique in analyzing several representative processes covering mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and thermal engineering. BT - Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89782 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.89782 SN - 978-1-83880-750-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-25 ER -