PFR with Heat Transfer Jacket
The temperature in a plug flow reactor and the temperature of the heat transfer fluid in the annular region around the reactor (a jacket) are plotted as functions of the cumulative reactor volume. Select “conversion” to plot fractional conversion of A (for the reaction A->B) versus reactor volume. The reactor contents and the heat transfer fluid flow co-currently. A cross-section representation of the reactor (green circle) and the annular region (blue circle, which has a 2 m radius) is shown on each plot. Use sliders to vary the heat transfer fluid feed temperature, reactor radius and heat of reaction. The velocities of the heat transfer fluid and the reactant are fixed, so when the reactor radius increases, the inlet molar flow rate of A increases, and the volumetric flow rate of the heat transfer fluid decreases.
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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Author: Simon M. Lane
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