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 isothermal condition. The set up consists of two overhead 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 CSTR is fitted with stirrer for proper mixing. From top outlet of it samples are collected for analysis. Constant temperature water bath arrangement is provided to conduct the experiment at various temperatures.
Scope Of Study:
Saponification Reaction study in Isothermal CSTR.
To determine the Reaction Rate Constant and effect of temperature on it.
TECHNICAL DETAILS :
Reactor : Material Stainless Steel, 2Ltr (Approx)
Water Bath : Material Stainless Steel, Double wall, insulated with Ceramic Wool
Heater : Nichrome wire Heater
Agitator : Material Stainless Steel Impeller and shaft coupled with FHP motor
Impeller : Material Stainless Steel, 4 square bladed (1 No.)
Baffles : Material Stainless Steel, (4 Nos.) Detachable, symmetrically place
Feed Tank (2Nos.) : Material Stainless Steel, Capacity - 20 Ltrs.
Feed Circulation : By Polypropylene magnetic pump
Flow Measurement : Rotameter-2Nos. (one each for Reactants).
Piping : Stainless Steel and PVC/PU pipe.
Temp. Sensor : RTD PT-100 type
Control panel consists of the following:
Digital Temp. Controller : PID Controller, 0-199.9°C (For Hot Water Bath)
With Standard make on/off switch, Mains Indicator etc.
*An ENGLISH instruction manual consisting of experimental procedures, block diagram etc. will be provided along with the Apparatus.