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Synthesis of optimal serial reactor structures for homogeneous reactions. Part II: Nonisothermal reactors

Authors

  • S. P. Chitra,

    1. Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221
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  • Rakesh Govind

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    1. Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221
    • Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221
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Abstract

In Part I of this paper a methodology for the synthesis of optimal isothermal serial reactor structures for complex reactions was presented. This has been extended to nonisothermal systems in this paper.

A complete review of the relevant background has been included in this paper. A graphical procedure has been presented for Type II complex reactions and a computer program has been described for Type III complex reactions. Two cases for the Van de Vusse reaction scheme and a naphthalene oxidation example have been used to illustrate the synthesis approach.

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