# ChE 229: Homework No.

1 2012

NAME: Sandra Enn Bahinting COURSE: MS CHE

STUDENT #: 2012-79306 PROFESSOR:

Dr. Richard Chu

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1. The reaction is conducted in an isothermal piston flow reactor with ̅ Required: a)

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to maximize the production of B given the following Arrhenius Equations: , T in Kelvin

SOLUTION: Using the following equations: Eqn.[1] Eqn.[2] Eqn.[3] From the given Arrhenius Equations, we can obtain the following data: and and

The following values are obtained using the data above and Eqns. 2 and 3;

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and The value of states that the process is an endothermic reaction. T in Kelvin SOLUTION: Using the following equations: Eqn. b) . given the following real data of Arrhenius Equations: From the given Arrhenius Equations. Required: The optimal T sequence recommend for 1 a) . the following values are obtained. Considering the interchanged values for and . using equation 1. These were based on the value of and the condition of the said parameter. Some time later your lab obtained a fancy temperature controller for your piston flow reactor. Hence. [4] 2 . the temperature is just the maximum temperature for a certain material of the reactor it can withstand (T = Tmax). 1 2012 From Figure 1. the result proved that the two had undergone a different reaction. For 1a) is exothermic while 1b) is endothermic one. the estimated value for or 2. Therefore. we can obtain the following data: and Using the same equations above.ChE 229: Homework No. 2.

the conversion is calculated as Using the equation results are: ( ) with the values of .8 0.7 0. [6] using the corresponding temperatures and conversions above. [5] From the given Arrhenius Equations. 4 and 5. Using and .ChE 229: Homework No.467 0.876 1 1. which was calculated on the first part. 1 2012 Eqn. find corresponding to xA.333 4 9 105 120 180 280 480 1080 424 418 385 355 324 286 The approximate temperature-time relationship is obtained by graphical integration of Eqn. we can obtain the following data: and and The following values are obtained using the data above and Eqns.9 0.5 0. 3 . and . from figure 3: So.6 0.5 2. Hence. The 0.

sec 0 1. let using .5 424 424 418 4 . 1 2012 Solving Eqn.994 3. substituting the values for . we have B= ∫ ∫ by substitution. we get. we have Eqn.340 0 0. we let A= Then.467 0. and . we have. 6. simplifying the equation above.ChE 229: Homework No. [7] The resulting optimal conversion-temperature-time relationship is: Time.

Thus. conversion for no. it can be said that conversion for #2 is slightly greater than conversion for #1.11 568. = 424 substituting the values of A and B. Comparing the two conversions based on the results obtained. The conversion for no. Given the and ̅ .110 378. and .50.9 385 355 324 286 33. 2 can be obtained using equation 7 above.6 0. we have Therefore. 5 .7 0.55 7147. Using is 0. the conversion for no. 1 is obtained using the data calculated of figure 2. the estimated value for (ans). 1 2012 0.ChE 229: Homework No.51 (ans).8 0.92 3.1 is approximately 46% On the other hand.46 or 0. the calculated is 0.642.