Jacket Zoning of a Batch Reactor

To reduce the pressure drop, a batch reactor with a half-pipe jacket of length L and flowrate W can be partitioned into a two-zone jacket, each with a length L/2 and each supplied with W jacket flowrate. This doubles the jacket flow at a lower pressure drop in each zone. The flow in each zone can then be increased to increase the outside and overall heat transfer coefficients, which is similar to those of the single-zone jacket.  [c.1066]

Consider a batch reactor with a partial jacket that is divided into three zones (Figure 13-3). The flow to each zone is the same as the single-zone flow. The fluid velocity is maintained constant to maintain the same outside heat transfer coefficient as a single zone jacket.  [c.1066]

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