# Nonadiabatic Tubular Reactor with Negligible Mass Dispersion

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Consider a nonadiabatic tubular reactor with negligible mass dispersion (i.e. ) where a first-order exothermic reaction takes place [1, 2]. This system is governed by the following two dimensionless parabolic partial differential equations and boundary conditions BC1 and BC2:

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Contributed by: Housam Binous, Abdullah A. Shaikh, and Ahmed Bellagi (February 2016)

(King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA; ENIM, University of Monastir, Tunisia)

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[1] S. Subramanian and V. Balakotaiah, "Classification of Steady-State and Dynamic Behavior of Distributed Reactor Models," *Chemical Engineering Science*, 51(3), 1996 pp. 401–421. doi:10.1016/0009-2509(95)00261-8.

[2] M. Kubíček, and M. Marek, *Computational Methods in Bifurcation Theory and Dissipative Structures*, Springer Series in Computational Physics, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1983.

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