Plug-Flow Reactor with Volume Change During Reaction
Calculation of conversion in a gas-phase, isothermal, plug-flow reactor at constant pressure for a reaction with a change in number of moles.
Numerical Methods Utilized
Solution of simultaneous ordinary differential equations.
The irreversible decomposition of the di-tert-butyl peroxide is to be carried out in an isothermal plug-flow reactor in which there is no pressure drop. Symbolically, this reaction can be written A → B + 2C. The feed consists of di-tert-butyl peroxide and inert nitrogen. The reactor volume is 200 dm3, and the entering volumetric flow rate is maintained constant at 10 dm3/min. The reaction rate ...