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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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10.4.4 Reactor Design

Our next step is to express the partial pressures PT, PB, and PH2 as a function of X, combine the partial pressures with the rate law, image, as a function of conversion, and carry out the integration of the packed-bed design equation

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Example 10-2. Catalytic Reactor Design

The hydrodemethylation of toluene is to be carried out in a PBR catalytic reactor.

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The molar feed rate of toluene to the reactor is 50 mol/min, and the ...

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