Reactor selectivity based on first-order closures of the turbulent concentration equations

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  • R. S. Brodkey,

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
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  • Jacques Lewalle

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
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    1. Mechanical Engineering Department at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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Abstract

Toor's (1969) hypothesis is extended to the second-order, series-parallel reaction. A second closure relates the mixing for the second reaction to the first. The equations are solved for conversion and selectivity for a turbulent reactor configuration. The analysis is extended to incorporate concepts of residence time distribution, segregation, and maximum mixedness.

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