Optimal Cooling of a Tubular Reactor

Application ID: 5706

Maximizing product yield is a main task in chemical reaction engineering. This can be especially challenging if the desired product, once formed, can be consumed by further reactions. This example investigates such a series reaction as it occurs in a tubular reactor. You will start by setting up the tightly coupled mass and energy balance equations describing the reactor using predefined interfaces of the Chemical Reaction Engineering Module. In a second step, you add an Optimization interface to the reactor model and calculate the temperature conditions in the reactor that maximize the production of the intermediary product.

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