For the elementary liquid-phase reaction
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?