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Chemical Engineering

Tubular Reactor

The tubular reactor is used to react ethyl acetate with sodium hydroxide producing ethanol and sodium acetate. The feed materials flow into the tubular reactor where the solution is maintained at a constant temperature. Conversion is measured by an in-line conductivity meter. An optional Continuously Stirred Reactor is also available. The students determine the effect of dissimilar reagent flow rates and the effect of temperature on the reaction kinetics.

Chemical Engineering lab tubular reactor

Student working at the tubular reactor Chemical Engineering Lab tubular reactor