Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) and Plug Flow Reactor (PFR) Comparison

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1. Calculate the volume of a CSTR and of a PFR needed to convert 10 L/min of a 2.0 M solution of A to a concentration of 0.1 M. The reaction is A --> B, the rate law is -r = k CA, where k is 0.01667 sec-1. Which is larger? Why?

2. For the reaction given in problem 2, calculate (and graph on one graph) time versus CA/CA0 from 1 to 0.001 for a constant volume batch reactor.

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The volumes of a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) and Plug Flow Reactor (PFR) are compared under a certain set of circumstances. The solution is detailed and well presented.