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Unit operation models

A short comparison of the most prominent unit operation model features is given in Table 1.

Table 1 Supported features of the different unit operations models

Unit operation model

Radial dispersion

Pore diffusion

Film diffusion

Particle geometries

Multiple particle types

General rate model (GRM)

×

Lumped rate model with pores (LRMP)

×

×

Lumped rate model without pores (LRM)

×

×

×

×

×

Two Dimensional General rate model (GRM2D)

Continuous stirred tank reactor model (CSTR)

×

×

×

×

Moreover, the pseudo unit operations Inlet, and Outlet act as sources and sinks for the system.