We can rearrange Equation (11-29) to solve for temperature as a function of conversion; that is
Energy balance for adiabatic operation of PFR
This equation will be coupled with the differential mole balance
to obtain the temperature, conversion, and concentration profiles along the length of the reactor. The algorithm for solving PBRs and PFRs operated adiabatically using a first-order reversible reaction as an example is shown in Table 11-2.
Table 11-3 gives two different methods for solving the equations ...