Using stoichiometry, we set up all of our equations with the amount of reactant A as our basis.
Batch System Stoichiometric Table :
Species Symbol Initial Change Remaining A A B B C C D D Inert I
Concentration -- Batch System:
Writing -rA only as a function of X
Constant Volume Batch:
[a liquid phase reaction, or a gas phase reaction in a rigid (e.g., steel) reactor] etc.
Flow System Stoichiometric Table :
Species Symbol Reactor Feed Change Reactor Effluent A A B B C C D D Inert I
Concentration -- Flow System:
Liquid Phase Flow System:
If the rate of reaction werethen we would haveThis gives us -rA = f(X). Consequently, we can use the methods discussed in Chapter 2 to size a large number of reactors, either alone or in series.
Gas Phase Flow System:Matching CA versus X curves
Again, these equations give us information about -rA = f(X), which we can use to size reactors.
What Four Things are Wrong With this solution? Chapter 3
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