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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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12.3.1 Applying the Algorithm to an Exothermic Reaction

Example 12-1. Butane Isomerization Continued—OOPS!

When we checked the vapor pressure at the exit to the adiabatic reactor in Example 11-3 where the temperature is 360 K, we found the vapor pressure to be about 1.5 MPa for isobutene, which is greater than the rupture pressure of the glass vessel being used. Fortunately, there is a bank of 10 tubular reactors, each reactor is 5 m3. The bank reactors are double pipe heat exchangers with the reactants flowing in the inner pipe and with Ua = 5,000 kJ/m3·h·K. The entering temperature of the reactants is 305 K and the entering coolant temperature is 310 K. The mass flow rate of the coolant, , is 500 kg/h and the heat capacity of the coolant, ...

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