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