Stabilization of a CSTR in an oscillatory state by varying the thermal characteristics of the reactor vessel
Gokongwei College of Engineering
International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
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.
Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)
Razon, L. F. (2006). Stabilization of a CSTR in an oscillatory state by varying the thermal characteristics of the reactor vessel. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 4, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.2202/1542-6580.1320
Chemical reactors; Bifurcation theory; Oscillations