Title

Stabilization of a CSTR in an oscillatory state by varying the thermal characteristics of the reactor vessel

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Chemical Engineering

Document Type

Article

Source Title

International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

Volume

4

First Page

1

Last Page

12

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

One of the most thoroughly studied systems in chemical engineering is the classic problem of a first-order exothermic reaction in a diabatic CSTR. In this paper, an extension of the classic problem, in which the reactor vessel temperature varies independently of its contents, is considered. A bifurcation analysis showed that a CSTR in an oscillatory state may be stabilized by the use of a reactor with the appropriate combination of thermal characteristics. Stabilization of an oscillatory state was demonstrated for a variety of scenarios that had been previously shown by Uppal, Ray and Poore to be representative cases of phase diagrams that exhibit limit-cycle behavior. Copyright © 2006 The Berkeley Electronic Press. All rights reserved.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.2202/1542-6580.1320

Disciplines

Chemical Engineering

Keywords

Chemical reactors; Bifurcation theory; Oscillations

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