Effect of Operating Conditions on CSTR performance: an Experimental Study

Danish, Mohd and Al Mesfer, Mohammed K and Rashid, MD Mamoon (2015) Effect of Operating Conditions on CSTR performance: an Experimental Study. et al. Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, 5 (2). pp. 74-78. ISSN 2248-9622, Vol. 5, Issue 4,

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Abstract

In this work, Saponification reaction of ethyl acetate by sodium hydroxide is studied experimentally in a continuous stirred tank reactor at 1 atmospheric pressure. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of operating conditions on the conversion and specific rate constant. The parameters considered for analysis are temperature, feed flow rate, residence time, volume of reactor and stirrer rate. The steady state conversion of 0.45 achieved after a period of 30 minutes. Conversion decreases with increase of reactant flow rate due to decrease of residence time. The stirrer rate has a positive effect on the conversion and rate constant. Specific rate constant and conversion increase with temperature within the studied temperature range. Within the range of reactor volume selected for analysis, conversion increases with increase in reactor volume. The results obtained in this study may be helpful in maximizing the conversion of ethyl acetate saponification reaction at industrial scale in a CSTR.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: College Of Engineering > Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Mamoon Rashid
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2017 17:51
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017 17:51
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1496

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