Series Reactions in a CSTR with Time-Varying Input
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 .[more]
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.[less]
R. E. White and V. R. Subramanian, Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering with Maple, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2010.