Isothermal Reactor with Complex Reactions

Consider the following complex reaction scheme:
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This sequential-parallel reaction scheme takes place in a CSTR (continuous stirred-tank reactor). Inlet concentrations of species and (the only species present in the inlet flow) are equal to 1 kmol/. Initial concentrations of species , , , , and are taken equal to zero. We choose a reaction rate constant such that for .
This Demonstration shows the start-up of the reactor for values of the residence time, (in seconds), to be set by the user. Concentrations of species , , , , and are shown in yellow, red, purple, green and blue, respectively.

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J. Ingham, I. J. Dunn, E. Heinzle, and J. E. Prenosil, Chemical Engineering Dynamics, 2nd ed., Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH, 2000 pp. 317–319.
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