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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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13.2.1 Adiabatic Operation of a Batch Reactor

Batch reactors operated adiabatically are often used to determine the reaction orders, activation energies, and specific reaction rates of exothermic reactions by monitoring the temperature–time trajectories for different initial conditions. In the steps that follow, we will derive the temperature-conversion relationship for adiabatic operation.

For adiabatic operation (image) of a batch reactor (Fi0 = 0) and when the work done by the stirrer can be neglected (image), Equation (13-10) can be written as

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