Maximizing an Intermediate Reactant in a Continuous Stirred-Tank Reactor

This Demonstration determines the temperature that maximizes the exit concentration of the intermediate product in the reaction taking place in an isothermal continuous stirred-tank reactor; the concentration of species exiting the reactor is
, with
,
,
, and
,
where and are the reaction rates, and are the activation energies for the two reactions (with ), is the reactor temperature, and is the reactor residence time.

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Reference
[1] L. D. Schmidt, The Engineering of Chemical Reactions, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
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