van de Vusse Reaction Scheme in a Continuous Stirred-Tank Reactor

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Consider the following complex reaction scheme, called the van de Vusse mechanism, taking place in a continuous stirred-tank reactor (CSTR) with a residence time equal to :


The feed to the reactor is pure . Initially the reactor contains only species .

This Demonstration plots the concentrations of the chemical species , , , and versus time (in blue, magenta, brown, and green, respectively) for user-set values of the rate constants.


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



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