Answer to Question #249155 in Chemical Engineering for Potti

Question #249155

At present the conversion is 66.7% for the elementary second order reaction 2A→2R when operating in an isothermal plug flow reactor with a recycle ratio of unity. Determine the conversion if recycle is shut off.

Solve this problem with step by step process?

Expert's answer

For this first reaction, we can observe that there is a 2:1 ratio for NO3 and NO2.

It is evident that NO is produced in two separate occasions in the process of consuming NO3.

Therefore, if the rate of consumption of NO is 2.2 x105

Then: 1/5 the rate of production of O gives us 4.4 x105

The conversion if the recycle is shut off:

The proceeding reaction would be as follows: 

O2: NO is 2: 1

NOis consumed at the rate of rate of 2.3 mill per minute

Product of O would also be 2.3 per minute

The conversion would be 2.3 per mil per minute 

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!


No comments. Be the first!

Leave a comment

New on Blog