Continuous Isothermal Plug Flow (Tubular) Reactor

The plug flow (tubular) reactor is a heat exchanger in which the reaction occurs in the tubes. Their construction is varied. For example, the reactor may consist of a tube placed in a bath, a tube in a jacket or a number of tubes immersed in a heat transfer medium so that the reactor operates isothermally, The exchange of heat between the reaction mixture and the medium must be fast enough to heat the reaction mixture instantaneously and eliminate the effect of the reaction heat. The heat transfer medium must flow through the jacket in excess to keep its temperature unaffected by the heat of reaction.
Plug flow is an idealized flow of fluids in which all particles in a given cross-section have identical ...

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