Csr Lab Report

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The continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) is one of the common ideal reactor types in chemical engineering field. CSTR often refers to a model which used to estimate the key unit operation variables by using a continuous agitated-tank reactor to reach aimed output. One of the example of CSTR is the cooling tank which undergoes exothermic reaction which will be further discussed in this project. The mathematical model applied for all fluids such as liquids, slurries or even gases. Chemical kinetics and reactor design are vitally important in producing almost all industrial chemicals. In order to choose a reaction system that suit the chemical plant to operate in highest efficiency and safest manner are the main factors contribute to the success of a…show more content…
This process is one of the specific processes which apply CSTR exothermic reaction. The reaction is as below: Propylene Glycol is a colourless, almost odourless, sweet liquid that is derived from natural gas. It is used in many products that can commonly found at home. For example, Propylene Glycol is used in food which protects food from freezing and act as preservative. To maintain the reaction in liquid phase, it is important to control the temperature of the reaction mixture. A large excess of water is used for this purpose. Moreover, methanol is added to prevent phase separation due to propylene oxide is not completely soluble in water. Cooling process is the irreversible exothermic process applied in production of Propylene Glycol by hydrolysis of Propylene Oxide. It lowers the temperature of mixture and ensures the mixture in liquid phase. The reaction is exothermic and takes place readily at room temperature when catalyzed by sulphuric
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