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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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2.5.1 CSTRs in Series

The first scheme to be considered is the two CSTRs in series shown in Figure 2-4.

Figure 2-4. Two CSTRs in series.

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For the first reactor, the rate of disappearance of A is –rA1 at conversion X1.

A mole balance on reactor 1 gives

InOut + Generation = 0

2-19

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The molar flow rate of A at point 1 is

2-20

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Combining Equations (2-19) and (2-20), or rearranging

2-21

Reactor 1

In the second reactor, the rate of disappearance of ...

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