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Naphthalene Oxidation in a Plug Flow Reactor

by Jordan Church


Submitted : Spring 2012

I was charged with the task of optimizing a plug flow reaction. Using the skills acquired through studies in calculus I took what I was given and differentiated, integrated and derived the necessary formulas needed for solving such equation for the reaction in the reactor. After toying with my virtual reactor I set up in Microsoft Excel, I found the proper value needed for a complete conversion of Naphthalene in the reactor, and made it so that all of the reactants were converted into products.



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Advisors :
Thomas Bieske, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell