Homogeneous-heterogeneous reactions in boundary-layer flow of a nanofluid near the forward stagnation point of a cylinder

Qingkai Zhao, Hang Xu, Longbin Tao

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A mathematical model describing the homogeneous-heterogeneous reactions in the vicinity of the forward stagnation point of a cylinder immerged in a nanofluid is established. We assume that the homogeneous reaction is given by isothermal cubic autocatalator kinetics, while the heterogeneous reaction is chosen as first-order kinetics. The existence of multiple solutions through hysteresis bifurcations is discussed in detail for the various diffusion coefficients of reactant and autocatalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034502
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2016


  • homogeneous-heterogeneous reactions
  • kinetics
  • nanofluidics

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