Kinetics/Reactor Design Interactive Simulations

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Batch/Semibatch Reactors

Scale-Up of a Batch Reactor

Batch Reactors at Constant Volume or Constant Pressure

Selectivity in a Semibatch Reactor

Batch Reactor with Multiple Reactions

Series Reactions in a Batch Reactor

Polymerization in a Batch Reactor

Estimating Kinetic Parameters from a Batch Reactor Experiment

Prepared by H. Binous, A. Bellagi, and B. G. Higgins

Isothermal Flow Reactors

Pressure Drop in a PBR using Ergun Equation

Why Density Cannot Be Ignored
in a PFR

Isothermal Plug Flow Reactor with Recycle

Multiple States in an Isothermal CSTR

Membrane Reactor for an Equilibrium-Limited Reaction

Minimized Volume for Reactors in Series

Langmuir-Hinshelwood Reaction in a PFR

Reactor Design Economics

Reactor Rate and Conversion versus Space Velocity

Volumetric Flow Rates in a PFR

Isothermal Plug Flow Reactor

Reaction in an Isothermal CSTR

Ethane Pyrolysis in a Tubular Reactor

Prepared by H. Binous and B. G. Higgins

Performance of a Plug Flow Reactor with Recycle

Prepared by H. Binous

Equally Sized Mixed Flow Reactors in Series versus Plug Flow Reactor

Prepared by H. Binous

Reactor with Recycle Stream

Non-Isothermal Flow Reactors

Adiabatic Plug Flow Reactor with Recycle

Autothermal Reactor

CSTR that Loses Cooling

Sensitivity of a PFR to Model Parameters

Effect of Tube Diameter on Plug Flow Reactor

Reversible Reaction in an Adiabatic Plug Flow Reactor

Plug Flow Reactor with Heat Transfer Jacket

Multiple Steady States in a CSTR

Multiple Steady States in a CSTR
with Heat Exchange

Parametric Sensitivity of PFR with Heat Exchange

Reaction in an Adiabatic CSTR

Concurrent & Countercurrent Cooling in Tubular Reactors with Exothermic Chemical Reactions

Prepared by C. Gruesbeck

Variations of Temperature and Concentration versus Residence Time for Adiabatic Reactors

Prepared by H. Binous and A. Bellagi

Construct a Conversion-Temperature Diagram for a Reversible
Adiabatic Reaction


Inhibition of Enzyme Reactions in CSTR and Batch Reactor

Operating a Chemostat (Continuous Stirred-Tank Bioreactor)

Pharmacokinetic Modeling

Enzyme Inhibition Kinetics

Fed-Batch Fermentation

Prepared by H. Binous


Langmuir Isotherms for a Binary Mixture

Temperature-Programmed Desorption

Diffusion and Reaction in a Catalyst Pellet