In an ideal CSTR (i.e. an ideal steady state flow reactor) the contents in reactor are well mixed and have uniform composition throughout. Thus the exit stream has the same composition as the fluid within the reactor. This type of reactor is known as mixed flow reactor. This set-up is used to study a non-catalytic homogeneous second order liquid phase reaction under ambient condition.
The set up consists of two feed tanks through which two reactants are fed to the reactor. Rotameters are provided to measure the individual flow of Chemicals. The flow rate can be adjusted by operating the needle valves provided on respective Rotameter. The compressed air is used for circulation of feed. The CSTR is fitted with stirrer for proper mixing. From top outlet of it samples are collected for analysis. Pressure Regulator, Pressure Gauge and Safety Valve are fitted in the compressed air line.
To study the progress of a suitable Chemical Reaction CSTR.
To determine the Reaction Rate Constant.
Compressed Air Supply at 1 HP, 2 CFM.
Electricity Supply: 1 Phase, 220 V AC, 0.5 kW.
Instruments, Laboratory Glassware and Chemicals required for analysis as per the system adopted.
Reactor Material Stainless Steel, Capacity 2 Ltrs (Approx).
Stirrer Stainless Steel Impeller and shaft coupled with FHP Motor.
Feed Tank (2Nos.) Material Stainless Steel, Capacity - 20 Ltrs.
Feed Circulation By compressed air.
Flow Measurement Rota meter 2Nos. (one each for Reactants).
Piping Stainless Steel and PVC.
Pressure Regulator 0-2 Kg/cm2
Pressure Gauge Bourdon type 0-2 Kg/cm2
Stop Watch Electronic
Control Panel comprises of Standard make on off switch, Mains Indicator etc.
Instruction Manual An ENGLISH instruction manual will be provided along with the Apparatus
The whole unit is assembled rigidly on a base plate and mounted on a stand.
Most of the parts are powder coated and rest are painted with auto paints.