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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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2.5.3 Combinations of CSTRs and PFRs in Series

The final sequences we shall consider are combinations of CSTRs and PFRs in series. An industrial example of reactors in series is shown in the photo in Figure 2-9. This sequence is used to dimerize propylene (A) into isohexanes (B), e.g.,

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Figure 2-9. Dimersol G (an organometallic catalyst) unit (two CSTRs and one tubular reactor in series) to dimerize propylene into isohexanes. Institut Français du Pétrole process.

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Photo courtesy of Editions Technip (Institut Français du Pétrole).

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