Residence Time Distribution: Interactive Simulation

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Simulation: Residence Time Distribution Function of a CSTR in Series

Try to answer these questions before determining the answer with the simulation. We suggest that you write down the reasons for your answers.

  1. As the number of CSTRs becomes very large, what shape does the RTD approach?
  2. For 3 CSTRs in series, is the maximum in the RTD greater than or less than the average residence time for the system of CSTRs?