Series Reactions in a CSTR with Time-Varying Input

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Consider the following series reaction taking place in a CSTR (continuous stirred-tank reactor): . No chemical species (, , or ) are initially present in the reactor. The reactor is fed with only species at the time-varying feed rate .


The governing equations, obtained from material balances, are




where is time, is the reactor's residence time, and and are rate constants equal to and , respectively.


Contributed by: Housam Binous and Ahmed Bellagi (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



R. E. White and V. R. Subramanian, Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering with Maple, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2010.

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