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Performance of a Plug Flow Reactor with Recycle
Consider a second-order reaction (2A → B) with a reaction rate,
, that takes place in a plug flow reactor with recycle. The recycle ratio is
.
The volume of the reactor needed to achieve a final conversion
is given by
,
where
is the volumetric flow rate,
V
is the reactor's volume, and
is the reactor's conversion of species A.
There are two limiting cases:
gives a plug flow reactor without recycle case (
has the lowest value).
gives mixed flow reactor behavior (
has the highest value).
Contributed by:
Housam Binous
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O. Levenspiel,
Chemical Reaction Engineering
, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
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