Operation Policies for a Gas-Liquid Stirred Tank Reactor

M. Hallaile, J. C. Merchuk

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The operation of a gas-liquid stirred tank reactor is simulated, including batch operation, steady and unsteady state, continuous operation and cyclic variable volume operation. A pseudo first order reaction is considered. Analytical expressions for the enhancement factor of gas absorption rate are derived for each case and productivity obtainable under different operation policies is evaluated. - Results obtained are shown graphically for specific cases for the purpose of demonstrating the influence of some of the parameters on the system. The equations as presented can be easily extended to other kinetics, and serve as a useful guide for optimum operational policies in a gas-liquid stirred tank reactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-196
Number of pages18
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986


  • Cyclic operation
  • Gas absorption
  • Gas liquid reactors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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