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Sizing of a reactor (CSTR)

  1. Sep 10, 2015 #1
    I have obtained the volume of my CSTR, how do I calculate the height and diameter of it? Is there a certain ratio to adhere to for better mixing? Tried reading up the rules of thumbs but no info on that. Tried searching other books too but to no avail.
     
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    Slurry? Viscosity is high? Low? Gas-liquid mixture agitation? You might get ideas from searching some specific mixing problems.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2015 #3
    Liquid-liquid mixture agitation, for production of biodiesel through esterification/transesterification.
     
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  6. Sep 10, 2015 #5
    I'd start with tank diameter D and height 1.5D, with one center-top-entering 45o pitched-blade turbine of diameter D/2 located a distance D/2 from the bottom. Add 4 - 1.4D high, 0.1D wide vertical tank baffles at 90o around the tank periphery.
     
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