Optimal Cooling of a Tubular Reactor
Application ID: 5706
Maximizing product yield is a main task in chemical reaction engineering. This can be especially challenging if the desired product, once formed, can be consumed by further reactions. This example investigates such a series reaction as it occurs in a tubular reactor. You will start by setting up the tightly coupled mass and energy balance equations describing the reactor using predefined interfaces of the Chemical Reaction Engineering Module. In a second step, you add an Optimization interface to the reactor model and calculate the temperature conditions in the reactor that maximize the production of the intermediary product.
This application was built using the following:Chemical Reaction Engineering Module
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