Effects of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Reactions on the Dispersion of a Solute for Immiscible Viscous Fluids between Two Plates


Department of Mathematics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga-585 106, India


The paper presents an analytical solution for the dispersion of a solute of two immiscible viscous fluids in the presence of an irreversible first-order chemical reaction. The effects of both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions on the dispersion are studied. The results are presented graphically and in tabular form for various values of viscosity ratio and pressure gradients on the volumetric flow rate and effective Taylor dispersion coefficient. It is found that for homogeneous chemical reaction, the effective Taylor dispersion coefficient decreases as reaction rate parameter increases. The validity of the results obtained from an analytical method for two fluid models is verified by comparison with the available one fluid model results, and good agreement is found.