Steady-State uniqueness and multiplicity of nonadiabatic gas-liquid CSTRs, part I: Second-order reaction model

Authors

  • D. T.-J. Huang,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
    Current affiliation:
    1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973
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  • Arvind Varma

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Abstract

Steady-state behavior of a non-adiabatic gas-liquid CSTR is classified applying a second-order reaction model without any limitation on the reaction regime. Uniqueness and multiplicity regions are determined in the parameter space of reactivity versus liquid residence time, with the ignition and extinction points explicitly shown. An isola with five steady states is found possible for the adiabatic reactor; however, even a small heat loss reduces the number of steady states to three.

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