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Mass Transfer Processes: Modeling, Computations, and Design, First Edition by P. A. Ramachandran

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Chapter 17. Laminar Flow Reactor

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Apply differential equations of mass transfer to laminar flow with homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.

  • Render the equation to a dimensionless form and identify the key dimensionless groups.

  • Solve the equation by a number of mathematical and computational tools.

  • Identify two limiting cases of the model, that is, the segregated flow and the plug flow model.

  • Compare the mesoscopic approach based on the dispersion model with the exact 2-D model, segregated model, and plug flow model.

  • Examine briefly the temperature effect in a laminar flow reactor and modeling of a turbulent flow reactor.

Reactors under laminar flow conditions are often ...

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