March 24, 2022 at 2:36 pmYagoSubscriber
I'm trying the simulate a water splitting electrochemical reaction using the "electrochemical reaction" model in Fluent. The geometry is basically a prism, which would be the electrolyte, with an electrode on each side (for cathode and anode). It also has an inlet and outlet in the top and bottom sides. I want to have the anodic reaction (2 H2O -> O2 + 4H+) on the surface with the anode and the cathodic reaction (2 H+ -> H2) on the other surface. I've tried to follow the user's guide and what it says, but once I calculate the simulation, there doesn't appear to be any reaction. The pressure and velocity contour graphics show that there is flow of material, but there's no reaction heat nor reaction rate. I've tried the same model but with the volumetric reaction and everything works, but when I do it with the electrochemical model, there's no reaction.
Maybe someone has had the same problem or knows any common mistake when doing this kind of reaction.
Thanks for your help.March 30, 2022 at 12:23 pmKarthik RAdministratorHello:
Are you checking both Volumetric and Electrochemical in your species model? If not, could you please give this a try? The electric potential solver will be enabled this way.
March 30, 2022 at 12:30 pmYagoSubscriberHello, I am indeed checking both, Volumetric and Electrochemical in the species model.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
April 1, 2022 at 4:19 pmjibrahimAnsys EmployeeHello 1-Make sure you have assigned the reaction as electrochenistry reaction.
2-material properties->mechanism. Make sure the mechanism I is selcted.
3-Make sure you have enabled the reaction on a wall.
4-Make sure you have assigned potential at the walls.
April 11, 2022 at 10:04 amYagoSubscriberI've checked all that and still there's no reaction. I'll try to post screenshots to see if it helps find something that might be wrong
April 11, 2022 at 10:11 amYagoSubscriberThat's the geometry of the cell I have. The green and gray parts are the anode and cathode (respectively), and the blue part is the electrolyte. The bottom side is the inlet and the top side is the outlet of the electrolyte flow.
The following are the species model, with the electrochemical reaction model and the two different reactions.
I left most of the values as default with the idea in mind to change them once I make it work.
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