REACTOR CONCEPTS


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REACTOR CONCEPTS
REACTOR CONCEPTSA primary purpose of a reactor is to provide desirable conditions for reaction. The reaction rate per unit volume of reactor is important in analyzing or sizing a reactor. For a given production rate, it determines the reactor volume required to effect the desired transformation. The residence time in a reactor is inversely related to the term space velocity (defined as volumetric feed rate/reactor volume). The fraction of reactants converted to products and by-products is the conversion. The fraction of desired product in the material converted on a molar basis is referred to as selectivity. The product of conversion and the fractional selectiv…
Citation
Dr. Don W. Green; Dr. Marylee Z. Southard: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition. REACTOR CONCEPTS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2019), AccessEngineering Export