Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)

Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) is a type of reaction vessel that is widely used in the chemical, biochemical, and polymer industries for continuous chemical processing. In a CSTR, reagents, reactants, and often solvents are continuously fed into the reactor while the products of the reaction are concurrently removed from the vessel.

CSTR’s advantages:
– Suitable for large-scale operations.
– Maintain a consistent temperature throughout the reactor. 
– Multiple units can be easily joined for cascade operation, reducing processing time and increasing efficiency.

Ethyl acetate, with its biodegradable and low-toxicity properties, has become a popular solvent in the realm of green chemistry.
The classic Fischer esterification reaction is commonly employed in the chemical industry to produce ethyl acetate through the reaction of ethanol and acetic acid, resulting in the formation of water as a -product.
The reaction of liquid phase esterification is reversible and insignificantly exothermic, and the value of the equilibrium constant of the reaction depends primarily on the structure of alcohol and acid.

The Spoken Tutorial project provides an instructive example of the DWSIM simulation of CSTR for the production of ethyl acetate. 

We 👍 this video because:  
–        It demonstrates the modeling of CSTR. 
–        It is easy to comprehend for those who are new to modeling reactors in DWSIM.  
– The video takes you step-by-step walks through the process of calculating conversion and residence time in a CSTR.

Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)