INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTIONA chemical reactor is a controlled volume in which a chemical reaction can occur in a safe and controllable manner. A reactor typically is a piece of equipment; however, it can also be a product (such as a coating or a protective film). One or more reactants may react together at a desired set of operating conditions, such as temperature, pressure, and composition. There may be a need for appropriate mixing, control of flow distribution and residence time, contacting between the reactants (sometimes in the presence of a catalyst or biocatalyst), removal (or addition) of heat, and integration of the reactor with the rest of the downstream process. Depending on the nature of the rate-limiting step(s), a reactor may serve primarily as a holding tank, a heat exchanger, or a mass-transfer device.…
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Dr. Don W. Green; Dr. Marylee Z. Southard: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition. INTRODUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2019), AccessEngineering Export