Kinetics/Reactor Design Interactive Simulations

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Batch/Semibatch Reactors

Batch Reactor with Multiple Reactions

Series Reactions in a Batch Reactor

Scale-Up of a Batch Reactor

Batch Reactors at Constant Volume or Constant Pressure

Polymerization in a Batch Reactor

Estimating Kinetic Parameters from a Batch Reactor Experiment

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

Selectivity in a Semibatch Reactor

Isothermal Flow Reactors

Isothermal Plug Flow Reactor

Volumetric Flow Rates in a PFR

Why Density Cannot Be Ignored
in a PFR

Pressure Drop in a PBR using Ergun Equation

Ethane Pyrolysis in a Tubular Reactor

Prepared by H. Binous and B. G. Higgins

Langmuir-Hinshelwood Reaction in a PFR

Reactor Rate and Conversion versus Space Velocity

Reactor Design Economics

Isothermal Plug Flow Reactor with Recycle

Performance of a Plug Flow Reactor with Recycle

Prepared by H. Binous

Reactor with Recycle Stream

Membrane Reactor for an Equilibrium-Limited Reaction

Reaction in an Isothermal CSTR

Multiple States in an Isothermal CSTR

Minimized Volume for Reactors in Series

Equally Sized Mixed Flow Reactors in Series versus Plug Flow Reactor

Prepared by H. Binous

Non-Isothermal Flow Reactors

Reversible Reaction in an Adiabatic Plug Flow Reactor

Construct a Conversion-Temperature Diagram for a Reversible
Adiabatic Reaction

Plug Flow Reactor with Heat Transfer Jacket

Effect of Tube Diameter on Plug Flow Reactor

Autothermal Reactor

Parametric Sensitivity of PFR with Heat Exchange

Sensitivity of a PFR to Model Parameters

Adiabatic Plug Flow Reactor with Recycle

Concurrent & Countercurrent Cooling in Tubular Reactors with Exothermic Chemical Reactions

Prepared by C. Gruesbeck

Reaction in an Adiabatic CSTR

CSTR that Loses Cooling

Multiple Steady States in a CSTR

Multiple Steady States in a CSTR
with Heat Exchange

Variations of Temperature and Concentration versus Residence Time for Adiabatic Reactors

Prepared by H. Binous and A. Bellagi


Enzyme Inhibition Kinetics

Pharmacokinetic Modeling

Operating a Chemostat (Continuous Stirred-Tank Bioreactor)

Fed-Batch Fermentation

Prepared by H. Binous

Inhibition of Enzyme Reactions in CSTR and Batch Reactor


Langmuir Isotherms for a Binary Mixture

Temperature-Programmed Desorption

Diffusion and Reaction in a Catalyst Pellet