
Type 5 Home Problem
"What if …" problems that promote discussion.
Recall the membrane reactor from Homogeneous Example 4. What if there were no membrane and the following reaction were carried out in a simple PFR:
 
Given: 

k = 1/min V=0.5 m^{3} Diameter (D_{T}) = 0.1m 

F_{Ao}=10 mol/min At T = 298 K At P = 15 psia

F_{A}=? F_{B}=? F_{C}=? X=? 

Rate Law: 
Using Polymath, determine the conversion for this system. Also, plot the flow rates versus the volume of the PFR. What PFR volume is required to achieve the same conversion as the membrane reactor (X=0.86)? Do you expect this PFR to be significantly larger than the membrane reactor from Example 4?
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