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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2nd Edition by H. Scott Fogler

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Example 11-4 Calculating the Adiabatic Equilibrium Temperature and Conversion

For the elementary liquid-phase reaction

A 000 B

make a plot of equilibrium conversion as a function of temperature. The reacting species in this industrially important reaction to Jofostan’s economy have been coded with the letters A and B for proprietary reasons.

(a) Combine the rate law and stoichiometric to write − rA as a function of k, CA0, X, and Xe.

(b) Determine the adiabatic equilibrium temperature and conversion when species A and inert I are fed to the reactor at a temperature of 300 K.

(c) What is the CSTR volume necessary to achieve 90% of the adiabatic equilibrium conversion for υ0 = 5 dm3/min?

Additional information:

HAo(298 K)  = -46,000cal/mol ...

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