
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.
Given:
F_{Ao} = 10 mol/min y_{Ao} = 1 At T = 400 K At P = 10 atm 
V = 100 dm^{3} k_{B} = 0.5/min K_{C} = 10^{5} mol/dm^{3} k = 0.7 min^{1} 
X = ? F_{A} = ? F_{B} = ? F_{C} = ? 
Rate Law: 
Using Polymath, determine the conversion of this system. Then, vary K_{C}, k, and k_{B} 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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CRE Thoughts Ten Types Homogeneous Example 7