In an ideal CSTR (i.e. an ideal steady state flow reactor) the contents in reactor are well mixed and have uniform composition throughout. Thus the exit stream has the same composition as the fluid within the reactor. This type of reactor is known as mixed flow reactor. This set-up is used to study a non-catalytic homogeneous second order liquid phase reaction under ambient condition.
The set up consists of two feed tanks through which two reactants are fed to the reactor. Rotameters are provided to measure the individual flow of Chemicals. The flow rate can be adjusted by operating the needle valves provided on respective Rotameter. The compressed air is used for circulation of feed. The CSTR is fitted with stirrer for proper mixing. Samples are for analysis collected from different ports provided on the training set-up. Pressure Gauge, Pressure Regulator and Safety Valve are fitted in the compressed air line to measure the constant air pressure for safety purpose.
Scope of study:
- To study the progress of a suitable Chemical Reaction in CSTR.
- To determine the Reaction Rate Constant.
Reactor : Material Stainless Steel, Capacity 2 Ltrs (Approx).
Stirrer : Stainless Steel Impeller and shaft coupled with FHP Motor.
Feed Tank (2Nos.) : Material Stainless Steel, Capacity - 20 Ltrs. (Approx).
Feed Circulation : By compressed air.
Flow Measurement : Rotameter 2Nos. (one each for Reactants).
Piping : Stainless Steel and PU pipe.
Pressure Regulator : 0-2 Kg/cm2
Pressure Gauge : Bourdon type 0-2 Kg/cm2
Control Panel consists of the following components:
Standard make on off switch, Mains Indicator etc.
*An ENGLISH instruction manual with elaborate experimental procedures and block diagram etc. shall be provided with the training system set-up.