Residence time distibution
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Determine which reactor is most efficient to be used in Professor Van Steen research group project
Use tracer studies to determine the mixing characteristics of the reactors.
Use the Dispersion and Tank-In-Series model to describe how the reactors deviate from ideality.
Investigate the performance of PFR,PBR and CSTR using the given reaction data.
Flow reactors are typically designed under the assumption that the flow pattern within the reactor is ideal.
Residence time is the average time that the species spend in a reactor.
Normally operated at steady state and is assumed to be perfectly mixed
Every variable is the same at every point within the reactor.
In cases where mixing is highly non-ideal, the well-mixed model is inadequate.
Operated at steady and no back- mixing occurs within the reactor.
Concentration varies continuously in the axial direction through the reactor.
There is no radial variation in reaction rate.
Reaction occurs at the surface of the catalyst
The parameter used is the dispersion coefficient Da.
The parameter used in n, i.e. the number of tanks
A plug flow reactor
A packed bed reactor
Stirred tank reactor
Tracer (Potassium chloride solution)
Conductivity meter coupled to PC