After completing Chapter 14 of the text and associated CD ROM material the reader will be able to:
  • Describe the tanks-in-series and dispersion one parameter models.
  • Describe how to obtain the mean residence time and variance to calculate the number of tanks-in-series and the Peclet number.
  • Calculate Peclet numbers and dispersion coefficients using literature correlations and experimental RTD data
  • Calculate the conversion for a first order reaction taking place in a tubular reactor with dispersion.
  • Use COMSOL Multiphysics to solve model equations for axial and radial dispersion
  • Describe how to use combinations of ideal rectors to model a real reactor and how to use tracer data to determine the model parameters.

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