CFD analysis on a vortex enhanced CVD reactor design

Kazunori Kuwana, Rodney Andrews, Eric A. Grulke, Kozo Saito

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To enhance the yield of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), a vortex enhanced CVD reactor (VECVD) design has more advantage over the conventional straight tube CVD. A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code was applied to analyze heat and mass transfer processes to compare the conventional CVD design performance with a new type. The calculation showed that VECVD has a stronger and more uniform circulation along the reactor than the conventional CVD design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
EventMaking Functional Materials with Nanotubes - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2001Nov 29 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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