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Thermodynamics: Exothermic & endothermic reaction in counter current flow

  1. Jul 8, 2010 #1
    Hi guys, I have a scenario here; lets say we have a exothermic reaction and a endothermic reaction going in co-current flow reactor (separated by a thin wall to facilitate heat transfer).

    At steady state after some time, from the concentration profile, we have the endothermic reaction going at a faster rate than the exothermic one.

    If all conditions remain the same (i.e. reactants, starting temperature) does that means endothermic reaction will be the faster one even if there is no heat transfer between the two?

    How about for a counter-current flow situation with all the above conditions remaining the same? Which will be the faster one at steady state?

    Have I written enough information?
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