Measuring simultaneous mixing and reaction in batch reactors by dilatometry

Authors

  • Yousef Ghodsizadeh,

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, Case Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106
    Current affiliation:
    1. Westreco, Inc., Marysville, OH 43040
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  • R. J. Adler

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, Case Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Abstract

A dilatometric technique is reported for studying simultaneous mixing and reaction as a function of time in batch systems. Volume-averaged fractional conversion is determined from small volume changes without sampling or flow disturbances.

Data are obtained for very fast and intermediate speed reactions in a turbulent, unbaffled, stirred laboratory reactor.

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