Additional Homework Problems

Bioreactors and Reactions
  1. CDP5-BC (Ecological Engineering) A much more complicated version of problem 4-17 uses actual pond (CSTR) sizes and flow rates in modeling the site with CSTRs for the Des Plaines river experimental wetlands site (EW3) in order to degrade atrazine.
  2. CDP5-CB The rate of binding ligands to receptors is studied in this application of reaction kinetics to bioengineering. The time to bind 50% of the ligands to the receptros is required. J. Linderman, University of Michigan
  3. CDP5-A The decomposition of cumene is to be carried out at a high temperature in a packed-bed reactor. At this temperature the reaction is internal diffusion limited and first order in cumene.
  4. CDP5-B Ethyl acetate is an extensively used solvent and can be formed by the vapor-phase esterification of acetic acid and ethanol. The reaction was studied using a microporous resin as a catalyst in a packed bed reactor. The reaction is first order in ethanol and pseudo-first-order in acetic acid.
  5. CDP5-C Alkylated cyclohexanols are important intermediates in the fragrance and perfume industry. Recent work has focused on gas-phase catalyzed hydrogenation of o-cresol to 2-methylcyclohexanone, which is then hydrogenated to 2-methylcyclohexanol
New Problems on the Web
  1. CDP5-New From time to time new problems relating Chapter 5 material to everyday interests or emerging technologies will be placed on the web. Solutions to these problems can be obtained by e-mailing the author.