Semi-analytical solutions for a Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion cell with an applied electric field
An ionic version of the Gray–Scott chemical reaction scheme is considered in a reaction–diffusion cell, with an applied electric field, which causes migration of the reactant and autocatalyst in a preferred direction. The Galerkin method is used to reduce the governing partial differential equations to an approximate model consisting of ordinary differential equations. This is accomplished by approximating the spatial structure of the reactant and autocatalyst concentrations. Bifurcation analysis of the semi-analytical model is performed by using singularity theory to analyse the static multiplicity and a stability analysis to determine the dynamic multiplicity. The application of the electric field causes variation in the parameter regions, in which multiple steady-state and oscillatory solutions occur. Moreover, as the reactor is not symmetric, reversal of the direction of the electric field can cause bifurcation in the reactor between high and low conversion states. Comparisons with numerical solutions of governing partial differential equations confirms the accuracy and usefulness of the semi-analytical model.
Tim Marchant Professor. "Semi-analytical solutions for a Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion cell with an applied electric field" Chemical Engineering Science 63.2 (2008): 495-502.