Conversion in equal volume CSTR and PFR

  • Thread starter Jaller1404
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I've been working on a problem that involves finding which reaction order gives a greater conversion for a CSTR over a PFR (Xcstr>Xpfr).
I was able to solve the mass balance for each reactor, finding:




Allowing us to equate them. This is where I've been stuck for a while now, how can I find an inequation that would get me which reaction order gives XCSTR>XPFR? It is known that this happen when n<1


Set the two left hand sides equal, and then algebraically solve for Xpfr in terms of Xcstr. Then, for various values of n, plot a graph of Xpfr as a function of Xcstr. I suggest n = 0.5, 1, and 2.
Thanks for the tip, but wouldn't n=1 result in a 1/0 indetermination?

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