Stability analysis of a continuous flow stirred tank reactor with consecutive reactions

David S. Sabo*, Joshua S. Dranoff

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Abstract

The stability of a continuous flow stirred tank reactor with consecutive chemical reactions A→B→C was investigated here for the first time. The system equations were integrated numerically, and parts of the three‐dimensional phase space were generated for systems having one and three steady states, respectively. The surface separatrix was determined by trajectory plotting after extensive computation. The system was also analyzed by Liapunov's second method. Krasovskii's form was used to generate Liapunov functions which proved to be satisfactory but extremely conservative in the estimation of the largest possible regions of asymptotic stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalAIChE Journal
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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