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Year: 2016 | Month: December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 36-39

RTD Studies for Reactors: a Review

Sunil J. Kulkarni

Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Reactor design for ideal reactors with ideal flow patterns for plug flow and mixed flow reactors are very useful tools for analysis, design and operation. In plug flow reactors residence time of all the fluid elements is equal. In mixed flow reactors, complete mixing is assumed so that there is complete uniformity in composition and temperature. Development of dead zone, vortex formation and sluggish behavior of fluid near surfaces are reasons for non-ideal behavior. Investigations are reported on various aspects of non-ideal reactors, modeling and simulation of reactors. Residence time of the material inside the reactor decides performance of the reactor. The present review summarizes research and studies on non-ideality in the chemical reactors.

Key words:Deviation, time distribution, stirred tanks, plug flow reactors, fluid dynamics.

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