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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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11.4.2 Adiabatic Tubular Reactor

We can rearrange Equation (11-29) to solve for temperature as a function of conversion; that is

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Energy balance for adiabatic operation of PFR

This equation will be coupled with the differential mole balance

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to obtain the temperature, conversion, and concentration profiles along the length of the reactor. The algorithm for solving PBRs and PFRs operated adiabatically using a first-order reversible reaction as an example is shown in Table 11-2.

Table 11-3 gives two different methods for solving the equations ...

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