Chemical Engineers are not gentle people, they like high temperatures and high pressures.
Overview. Up to now we have focused on the steady-state operation of nonisothermal reactors. In this chapter the unsteady-state energy balance will be developed and then applied to CSTRs, as well as well-mixed batch and semibatch reactors.
• Section 13.1 shows how to arrange the general energy balance (Equation 11-9) in a more simplified form for unsteady state operation.
• Section 13.2 discusses the application of the energy balance to the operation of batch reactors and discusses reactor safety and the reasons for the explosion of an industrial batch reactor.