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is the reaction time,
is fractional conversion of A and
is the initial concentration of A.Substituting Eq. (3) to (9) into Eq. 1 yields the following dimensionless form of the rateexpression:
Eqn. Integrating the equation above from
initial conversion to
final conversion, and
from 0to 1, yields:
] Eqn. A search technique on a digital computer was use to maximize the equation above. Two graphswere obtained after maximizing
in Eq. (11) with respect to
for different values of
for this reaction. Furthermore, a series of graphs were made for other reaction mechanismhaving a similar development above considering also its dimensionless parameters.
Using the Graphs
Two approached used to solve for the optimal isothermal temperature using these graphs (Fig. 1and 2);1.
Specify desired conversion. The value of B may be obtained using the conversion
vs.dimensionless parameter B
by stating the conversion desired. From B
and kineticparameters, the reaction time t
is then calculated using the definition of B in Table 1. Fromthe dimensionless temperature T vs B plot, T
can be obtained and actual temperature iscalculated using the definition in Table 1.2.
Specify reaction time. Using the definition in Table 1, B
is then calculated. Obtained thevalue of T
vs. B plot. The actual temperature is computed using the definition of T
from Table 1.The value for optimal conversion is obtained from the conversion of A vs. B