One-dimensional heterogeneous dispersed plug flow (DPF) model is employed to model an adiabatic fixed-bed reactor for the catalytic dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether (DME). The mass and heat transfer equations are numerically solved for the reactor. The concentration of the reactant and products and also the temperature varies along the reactor, therefore the effectiveness factor would also change in the reactor. We used the effectiveness factor that was simulated according to the diffusion and reaction in the catalyst pellet as a pore network model. The predicted distribution for the effectiveness factor was utilized for the reactor simulation. The simulation results were compared to the experimental data and a satisfactory agreement was confirmed.