Additional Homework Problems
Bioreactors and Reactions
New Problems on the Web
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.