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Title: The design of a perfectly mixed high-temperature gas phase flow reactor
Author: Short, Michael S.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3407 3820
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1978
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Reactor designs to collect data for determining the nature and rates of chemical reactions (particularly those in the gas phase at elevated temperatures) are reviewed. The limitations and weaknesses of the equipment presently employed are discussed and inadequate mixing in a so called 'ideally stirred' reactor is illustrated using a technique in which smoke is generated by chemical reaction within the vessel itself. The selection of a 'perfectly mixed' flow reactor from a wide range of alternative schemes is then reported (use being made where appropriate, of computer programs written for the purpose). This basic design concept is developed on prototypes and finally, the design, fabrication and testing of a stirred gas phase quartz reactor and its oven, suitable for operation up to approximately 500°C are described in detail. In addition, with only slight modification to the reactor body, it is suggested that the equipment would be suitable for the study of heterogeneously catalysed reactions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Science Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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