Ideally in a Plug Flow Reactor (PFTR) mixing is not performed in the direction of flow but it is performed in perpendicular to the direction of flow. Concentration of reactants varies along the length of reactor but not in radial direction. In case of a coil turbulence is introduced due to frequent change in direction of flow and presence of secondary flow, so a higher value of reaction rate constant is expected in coil tube type plug flow reactor. This set-up is used to study a non-catalytic homogeneous reaction under isothermal condition. The set up consists of two feed tanks through which two reactants are fed to the reactor. The flow rate can be varied by changing the speed of peristaltic pump. It is a helical coil tube type reactor made up of SS pipe. Reactants enter at lower end coming out from the top of coil from where it is fed to a MFR fitted with a stirrer for proper mixing. Samples are collected for analysis. Pressure Gauge, Pressure Regulator and Safety Valves are fitted in the compressed air line to measure the constant air pressure for safety purpose.
Scope Of Study:
- Saponification Reaction study in Isothermal Plug Flow Reactor.
- To determine Reaction Rate Constant and effect of temperature on it.
Reactor : Material Stainless Steel, Capacity (0.6-0.7) Ltrs. (approx.) (Helical Coiled Tube Type)
Water Bath : Material Stainless Steel, Double wall,insulated with Ceramic Wool.
Heater : Nichrome wire Heater
Stirrer (Water Bath) : Material SS Impeller and shaft coupled with FHP motor
Feed Tank (2Nos.) : Capacity 20 Ltrs. (approx.)
Feed Circulation : By Peristaltic Pump (2Nos.)
Piping : Stainless Steel and Silicon Pipe.
Temp. Sensor : RTD PT-100 type
Control panel consists of the following:
Digital Temp. Controller : PID Controller, 0-199.9°C (For Water Bath)
With 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.