Type 7 Home Problem
Problems where the student must explore the situation by varying operating conditions or parameters.
Let us revisit the membrane reactor (previously addressed in Homogenous Example 4). The following gas phase reaction will take place in our reactor:
Once again, our membrane will allow B to exit, but it will retain A and C.
FAo = 10 mol/min
yAo = 1
At T = 400 K
At P = 10 atm
V = 100 dm3
kB = 0.5/min KC = 105 mol/dm3
k = 0.7 min-1
X = ?
FA = ?
FB = ?
FC = ?
Using Polymath, determine the conversion of this system. Then, vary KC, k, and kB as follows:
Is there an optimal set of conditions? Can you explain why those conditions are most effective? Is the membrane reactor a proper system for this reaction?
Solution to Homogeneous Problem #7
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