Experimental study of influence of process conditions on tubular reactor performance

K.Al Mesfer, Mohammed and Danish, Mohd (2016) Experimental study of influence of process conditions on tubular reactor performance. Journal of Engineering and applied Sciences, 3 (1). pp. 17-26.

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This work presents an experimental study of the saponification reaction of ethyl acetate by sodium hydroxide in a tubular reactor at 1 atmosphere (atm) of pressure. The objective of this study is to analyze the effect of operating conditions on the rate constant and conversion in order to explore the tubular reactor performance. The temperature, reactant flow rate, and residence time are the parameters considered for analyzing the reactor performance. The steady-state conversion is achieved after a period of 30 minutes. Conversion decreases with the increased reactant flow rate, owing to the resulting decrease in residence time. The rate constant first decreases and then increases with feed flow rate. The rate constant and conversion increase with increased temperature within the studied temperature range. The residence time declines with increased reactants flow rates leading to decreased NaOH conversion. The obtained NaOH conversion values at different temperatures have been compared with literature data. The outcomes of this study may be useful in maximizing the conversion of ethyl acetate saponification reaction for industrial scale synthesis .of sodium acetate and ethanol synthesis in a tubular reactor Keywords: Saponification; Plug flow reactor (PFR); Condu

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: College Of Engineering > Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Mohd Danish Khan
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2017 17:38
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017 17:38
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1476

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