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Reaction Engineering

Batch Reactor

Model No: BP109

Description:

This Batch Reactor is designed to demonstrate the behavior of a batch reactor.

This unit consists of:

  • Reactor – made of glass, vacuum jacketed
  • Stirrer system – variable speed, digital display
  • Cartridge heater type, 1kW with temperature controller
  • Feed tanks and pumps for each reactant
  • Product or waste tank
  • Water bath with 4kW heater and temperature controller
  • Temperature measurement
  • Conductivity meter

Experimental capabilities:

  • Batch saponification reaction of ethyl acetate and sodium hydroxide
  • Determination of reaction rate constant
  • Effect of temperature on reaction rate constant
  • Determination of activation energy

Benchtop CSTR in Series

Model No: BP151

Description:

This Benchtop CSTR in Series is designed to introduce students to the dynamic behavior of reactors in series.

This unit consists of:

  • Reactors – three reactors made of borosilicate glass, capacity 1 L each
  • Stirrer system – variable speed motor with speed controller and indicator, stainless steel impeller
  • Sump tanks
  • Dead-time coil
  • Conductivity meters
  • Flow meters

Experimental capabilities:

  • Mass balance analysis
  • Dynamic behavior of CSTR in series
  • Effect of step change and pulse input
  • Non-ideal reactor behavior using dead-time coil

Catalytic Packed Bed Reactor

Model No: BP105

Description:

This Catalytic Packed Bed Reactor is designed for demonstration of catalytic chemical reaction in tubular reactors.

This unit can also be fitted with an air cooled radiator to recycle the heated water.

This unit consists of:

  • Two feed tanks
  • Chemical reactor
  • Stainless steel product tank – with sight glass
  • Circulating hot bath
  • Process control console

Experimental capabilities:

  • Tubular flow reaction demonstration
  • Determination of catalyst effect
  • Investigation of catalyst modulus
  • Reaction process equation
  • Temperature effects on reaction kinetics
  • Mass and energy balances

CSTR in Series

Model No: BP107

Description:

This CSTR in Series is designed to demonstrate the dynamic behavior of reaction in series

This unit consists of:

  • Three CSTR in series made of glass
  • Stirrer system – variable speed, digital display for each reactor
  • Sump tanks and pumps
  • Dead time coil
  • Product or waste tank
  • Flow meters
  • Conductivity meters

Experimental capabilities:

  • RTD studies on three CSTR in series
  • Effects of step input and pulse change
  • Non-ideal reactor behavior using dead time coil

Decomposition Reactor

Model No: BP90

Description:

This Decomposition Reactor is designed for student experiment on decomposition of sodium bicarbonate.

This unit consists of:

  • Jacketed reactor with stirrer
  • Feed tank with pump
  • Product tank
  • Hot water circulator

Experimental capabilities:

  • Determination of stoichiometry of bicarbonate decomposition

Fixed Bed Adsorption Reactor

Model No: BP208

Description:

This Fixed Bed Adsorption Reactor is designed to demonstrate the principles of adsorption of CO2 from a binary gas mixture onto the surface of a solid adsorbent (activated carbon). The process takes place in a fixed bed column.

This unit consists of:

  • Packed fixed bed adsorption column
  • Hot water circulation system
  • Infrared detector

Experimental capabilities:

  • Adsorption and desorption processes under various operating conditions
  • Breakthrough curves
  • Quasi-isothermal regime at low concentrations pressures
  • Solute movement theory which describes the adsorption and desorption processes
  • Understanding the formation of compressive and dispersive fronts in adsorption processes
  • Adsorption equilibrium isotherm of CO2

Liquid Phase Stirred Tank Reactor

Model No: BP100

Description:

This Liquid Phase Stirred Tank Reactor is designed to demonstrate the behaviour of a stirred tank reactor.

This unit consists of:

  • Reactor – CSTR made of glass
  • Stirrer system – variable speed, digital display
  • Cartridge heater type, 1kW with temperature controller
  • Internal cooling coil
  • Condenser
  • Feed tanks and pumps for each reactant
  • Product or waste tank
  • Temperature measurement
  • Conductivity meter

Experimental capabilities:

  • Batch or continuous saponification reaction of ethyl acetate and sodium hydroxide
  • Effects of residence time and reaction temperature on reaction rate

Packed Bed Catalytic Reactor

Model No: BP106

Description:

This Packed Bed Catalytic Reactor is a bench top unit which is used in demonstration of chemical reaction in tubular reactors.

This unit consists of:

  • Three packed bed reactor columns with heating jacket
  • Feed tank
  • Variable speed feed pump
  • Hot water circulation system

Experimental capabilities:

  • Principle of catalytic packed bed reactors
  • Mass balance
  • Investigation of steady and unsteady state catalytic reaction
  • Effect of flowrate, temperature and feed concentration on steady state conversion
  • Effect of catalyst particle size on Thiele modulus and the effectiveness factor

Reactor Basic Unit (Batch)

Model No: BP409

Description:

This Reactor Basic Unit (Batch) is designed to introduce students to the behavior of a batch reaction.

This unit consists of:

  • Batch reactor comes with stirrer system
  • Feed tanks and feed pumps
  • Hot water bath
  • Measurements for flow and conductivity
  • Temperature control

Experimental capabilities:

  • Chemical kinetic studies
  • Effect of temperature on reaction rate constant
  • Determination of activation energy

Reactor Basic Unit (CSTR)

Model No: BP400

Description:

This Reactor Basic Unit (CSTR) is designed to introduce students to the behavior of a CSTR reactor.

This unit consists of:

  • Reactor comes with stirrer system and internal cartridge heater
  • Feed tanks and feed pumps
  • Measurements for conductivity
  • Temperature control

Experimental capabilities:

  • Chemical kinetic studies
  • Effect of residence time, temperature and mixing
  • Batch or continuous operations

Reactor Service Unit + 3 Reactors

Model No: BP150

Description:

This Reactor Service Unit + 3 Reactors is designed to demonstrate the behavior of different types of reactors using a common service unit with interchangeable reactors.

This unit consists of:

  • Continuous stirred tank reactor
  • Plug flow reactor
  • Batch reactor
  • Feed tanks and pumps
  • Waste tank

Experimental capabilities:

  • Saponification reaction between NaOH and Et(Ac)
  • Effect of temperature on reaction kinetics
  • Effect of residence time on extent of conversion
  • Calculation of activation energy using the Arrhenius equation
  • RTD studies using step change and pulse input

RTD Studies in Packed Bed Reactor

Model No: BP112

Description:

This RTD Studies in Packed Bed Reactor is designed to demonstrate principles of RTD in a packed bed reactor.

This unit consists of:

  • Packed bed reactor – glass column (DN100 x 1.5m) filled with Raschig rings
  • Sump tanks and feed pumps
  • Waste tank
  • Flow meters for liquid and gas
  • Conductivity meters

Experimental capabilities:

  • Step change and pulse input responses
  • Effect of flow rate on pulse input
  • Co-current and counter-current modes

Tubular Flow Reactor

Model No: BP101

Description:

This Tubular Flow Reactor is designed to demonstrate the behavior of a plug flow reactor.

This unit consists of:

  • Reactor – “Plug flow reactor” made of stainless steel coil
  • Water jacket made of glass
  • Stirrer system – variable speed, digital display
  • Cartridge heater type, 2kW with temperature controller
  • Cooling coil
  • Feed tanks and pumps
  • Product or waste tank
  • Flow and temperature measurement
  • Conductivity meter

Experimental capabilities:

  • Continuous saponification reaction of ethyl acetate and sodium hydroxide
  • Effects of residence time and reaction temperature and on reaction rate constant
  • RTD studies

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