Reaction in an Adiabatic CSTR
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In this demonstration, a liquid-phase reaction takes place in an adiabatic, continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR). The user selects an exothermic reaction, and then selects feed concentration of the limiting reactant A (CAo) and the volumetric flow rate. Mass and energy balances are solved to determine the outlet reactant concentration and temperature. The color of the fluid in the reactor is correlated with the reactor temperature: lower temperature is blue and as the temperature increases the fluid becomes purple and then red. The fractional conversion of reactant A is represented by XA. Symbolic representation of the reaction may be toggled on and off by selecting "symbolic notation".