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The effect of incomplete mixing upon quadratic autocatalysis

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We analyse a model for a continuously stirred tank reactor with imperfect mixing in which the reactor is represented by two well mixed compartments with material transfer between them. These reactors represent `highly agitated' and `less agitated' regions. The chemical model used is a quadratic autocatalytic scheme with linear decay of the autocatalyst. We investigate how the reactor performance depends upon the degree of mixing in the reactor and the size of the less agitated region. Surprisingly, the performance of the reactor with sufficiently small values of mixing is inferior to that with no mixing between the compartments.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Nelson, M., Msmali, A. & Edwards, M. (2012). The effect of incomplete mixing upon quadratic autocatalysis. Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, 53 (Electr. Suppl.), C266-C279.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897826016

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2201

Start Page


  • C266

End Page


  • C279

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • Electr. Suppl.

Place Of Publication


  • http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/5105

Abstract


  • We analyse a model for a continuously stirred tank reactor with imperfect mixing in which the reactor is represented by two well mixed compartments with material transfer between them. These reactors represent `highly agitated' and `less agitated' regions. The chemical model used is a quadratic autocatalytic scheme with linear decay of the autocatalyst. We investigate how the reactor performance depends upon the degree of mixing in the reactor and the size of the less agitated region. Surprisingly, the performance of the reactor with sufficiently small values of mixing is inferior to that with no mixing between the compartments.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Nelson, M., Msmali, A. & Edwards, M. (2012). The effect of incomplete mixing upon quadratic autocatalysis. Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, 53 (Electr. Suppl.), C266-C279.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897826016

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2201

Start Page


  • C266

End Page


  • C279

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • Electr. Suppl.

Place Of Publication


  • http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/5105