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January 1, 2009

CSTRs: Bound for Maximum Conversion

Here, a design approach for continuous stirred-tank reactors is outlined for both reversible and irreversible second-order reactions

Ralph Levine Retired

Multiple CSTRs (continuous stirred-tank reactors) are advantageous in situations where the reaction is slow; two immiscible liquids are present and require higher agitation rates; or viscous liquids are present that require high agitation rates. Unlike in plug-flow reactors, agitation is easily available in CSTRs. In this article, analyses of batch and plug-flow reactors are calculated and compared to multiple CSTRs....

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