A continuous stirred tank reactor is performing a slightly exothermic reaction at 300 K, with products that are highly corrosive and abrasive.
(i) Discuss and justify the best type of heat exchanger to use.
(ii) Although the reaction is exothermic, the heat exchanger must provide heat to keep the reactor at constant temperature. Explain and justify how this is possible.
(i) If we have a highly corrosive and abrasive product it is needed a fast plate exchanger.
(ii) Because a tank is not an isolated system and reaction is only slightly exothermic.