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MGM’ s College of engineering and Technology, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai

Course Code: CHC504 Course Name: Chemical Reaction Engineering - I

Assignment no. 5
TE Sem V AY: 2017-2018
Date of Issue: 18/09/2017 Date of Submission: 13 /10/2017

Ques. Question Module Level* CO

1. What is optimum temperature progression? 4 2 CO4

2. What is Damkohler number? State its significance. Write down Damkohler 3 2 CO4
number for first and second order reaction.
3. A first order reaction is to be carried out in a series of two mixed reactors. 3 3 CO5
Show that the total volume of the two reactors is minimum when the
reactors are of equal size.
4. It is desired to produce 4000 kmol/day of ethylene glycol. The reactor is 3 3 CO5
operated isothermally. A 16.05 kmol/m3 solution of ethylene oxide in water
is fed to the CSTR together with an equal volumetric solution of water
containing 90% by wt. H2SO4. If 80% conversion is to be achieved, find the
volume of reactor. How many CSTRs, each having volume of 3 m 3, would
be required if they are arranged parallel? What is the corresponding
conversion? The first order rate constant is 0.311 min-1
5. Consider a system of consisting of three PFRs in two branches. Branch 1 is 3 3 CO5
having a reactor volume V1 follwed by a reactor of volume V2. Branch 2 ha
a reactor of volume V3. If V1 = 40 lit, V2 = 20 lit & V3 = 30 lit, then what
fraction of feed should go to branch 1 for the conversion to be same in each
6. At present conversion is 66.67% for the elementary second order liquid 3 5 CO5
phase reaction 2A 2R when carried in a PFR operated
isothermally with a recycle ratio of unity. Determine the conversion if the
recycle stream is shut off.
7. A first order liquid phase reaction is carried out in a MFR. The 4 5 CO6
concentration of reactant in feed is 3 kmol/m3 and volumetric flow rate is
60x10-6 m3/sec. The mean specific weight of A = 1396.7x10 3 J/mol.K. The
volume of reactor is 18x10 -3 m3. The reactor operates adiabatically. If feed
enters at 298 K, what are steady state conversions & temperature in the
product stream? Take ∆HR = -2.09x1018 J/kmol

Rate = 4.48x106 exp(-62800/RT) C, kmol/m3.sec

8. For the elementary liquid phase reaction A R, construct a plot 4 5 CO6
of equilibrium conversion as a function of temperature and from this plot,
determine the adiabatic equilibrium temperature and conversion when pure
A at temperature of 27oC is fed to the reactor.
∆HfA = -40000 cal/mol, ∆HfR = 50 cal/mol.K
CPA = 50 cal/mol.K, CPR = 50 cal/mol.K
K = 100000 at 298 K
9. Experimental analysis shows that the homogeneous decomposition of 4 4 CO6
ozone (2O3 2O2) proceeds with rate
(-rO3) = k[O3]2 [O2]-1
(i) Suggest a two step mechanism to explain this rate
(ii) What is overall order of reaction
10. The reaction between nitric oxide & O2 4 4 CO6
2NO + O2 2NO2 follows the rate law
-d[O2]/dt = k[NO] [O2]
Suggest a reaction mechanism which is consistent with rate
11. Experiment shows that the reaction between H2 (g) & I2 (g) to produce HI 4 4 CO6
(g) proceeds with a rate
0.5d[HI]/dt = k [H2] [I2]
Suggest a two step mechanism which is consistent with this rate
12. Derive an expression for the concentration of reactant in exit stream from a 3 3 CO5
series of mixed reactors of different sizes. Assume that the reaction follows
first order kinetics & the holding time in the ith reactor is τi.

*As per Blooms’ Taxonomy