Residence time distribution in multi‐stage systems with recycle

A. Haddad, D. Wolf, W. Resnick

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Abstract

Equations are presented for the residence time distribution in multi‐stage systems in which part of the effluent stream is recycled to the inlet of the system. The cases considered include perfect mixing, piston flow and real systems defined by attenuation and time delay factors. Time delay in the recycle stream is also considered. Graphical solutions for several systems are presented. Recycle of part of the effluent stream results in broadening of the residence time distribution and, in addition, produces a discontinuity in the distribution when a time delay is present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1964
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (all)

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