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.