Kinetics and Reactor Design
Designing a Nonisothermal BR
The following gas phase reaction is operated in a nonisothermal variable volume batch reactor:
The conditions of the reacting fluid and the chemical reactor are given as follows:
CA0 = 0.5 mol/ L
CB0 = 0.6 mol/L
CpA = CpB= 65 J /mol × K
CpC= 150 J / mol × K
ΔHr(T) = -15 kJ/mol
nA0= 100 mol
UA = 50 J / s × K
in mol / L × s
Using polymath or any suitable software, answer the following questions:
What is the time needed to reach a conversion of 0.80 for the following cases:
- Isothermal operation.
- Adiabatic operation with feed temperature of 300 K.
- Nonadiabatic operation with a coolant supply sufficient to maintain the reactor wall at 300K.
- With a feed at T = 300 K, plot the temperature profiles and conversion profiles for three different values of coolant the temperature. What can you conclude?
Note: Plotting x vs. time and T vs. time are required for all cases.
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