Reversible Reaction in an Adiabatic PFR
A reversible reaction, A –> B, takes place in an adiabatic plug-flow reactor (PFR). Select either an exothermic DH < 0 or an endothermic DH > 0 reaction. The black curve is the equilibrium conversion as a function of temperature from the van’t Hoff equation. The blue line is conversion as a function of temperature from the adiabatic energy balance. The intersection of the curve and the line is the conversion at equilibrium Xe and the adiabatic temperature at equilibrium Te. You can vary the feed temperature and the molar ratio of inert to reactant in the feed.
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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Author(s): Rachael L. Baumann
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