Type 1 Home Problem- CSTR Design Equation
Problems with straight forward calculations.
To derive the CSTR design equation, we begin with the general mole balance:
Assuming that the tank is well-mixed and the reaction rate is constant throughout the reactor, the mole balance can be written:
This equation can then be rearranged to find the volume of the CSTR based on the flow rates and the reaction rate:
From the definition of conversion, FA = FAo(1-X) or FAo - FA = FAoX, so the equation can be rewritten:
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CRE Thoughts Ten Types Homogeneous Example 1