Calculate PFR Reactor Volume


The reaction A  2B is to be carried out isothermally and isobarically in a PFR. The entering molar and volumetric flow rates are:

nA0 = 6.5 mol/hr

V0 = 10 dm3/hr

(a)  Calculate the PFR reactor volume necessary to consume 97% of A, assuming A and B are liquids, and:

  1. -rA = k, k=0.05 mol*dm-3hr-1
  2. -rA = kCA, k=0.05 hr-1
  3. -rA = kCA2, k=0.05 dm3mol-1hr-1
  4. -rA = kCACB-1, k=0.05 mol*dm-3hr-1

(b)  Repeat part (a), subpart iii. for A and B being gases.

(c)  Repeat part (a), subpart iii. (A and B are liquids) for the PFR being shaped as:             

where dr = 0.01dL and L/rAverage = 100



The question belongs to Chemistry and it discusses about calculating PFR reactor volume necessary to consume 97% of reactants.

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