We can also use reactive distillation with the reaction and see if the conversion improves. Methyl Acetate will be the product that is removed.
|Mole Balance||Mass Balance|
Unfortunatly we are not given an evaporation rate for methy acetate,
so we must look else where to find one. One such equation is :
|FMeAc||Rate at which Methyl Acetate is removed
from the reaction mixture by evaporation
|XMeAc||Mole fraction of reaction mixture that is
|Pv MeAc||Vapor pressure of methyl acetate at reaction
|PTotal||Total pressure of the system|
|FTotal||Rate at which air is bubbled through the
reactor. As the species evaporate, they will
be collected in the air bubbles.
Now we need to figure out the vapor pressure of methyl acetate. From
Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook, we can develop the equation :
and that for methy acetate :