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The most usual method to control the temperature in batch reactors is exchanging the heat generated during the process with a fluid circulating in a jacket. The heat flow is proportional to the driving force, the proportionality factor being dependent on the fluid's properties, operating conditions, and the geometry of the system. The knowledge of this factor is an important part of the design of batch processes. Experimentally it is evaluated using calorimetric methods and has been demonstrated to be a useful technique. Empirically it is correlated using dimensionless analysis. The aim of this work is to apply a mathematical model to predict this factor for immiscible liquid-liquid systems in which phase inversion may occur and to validate it experimentally using a reaction calorimeter.

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Authors: BARCONS C, JRC Ispra (IT);ZALDIVAR J M, JRC Ispra (IT);HERNANDEZ H, JRC Ispra (IT);NOMEN R, I.Q.S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona (ES);SEMPERE J, I.Q.S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 5th Mediterranean Chemical Engineering Conference, Barcelona (ES), Nov. 5-7, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35819 ORA
Record Number: 199011801 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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