CSTR (Independent Unit)

Introduction:
In this apparatus  CSTR operation is studied. Conversion is comparatively low than Plug flow reactor.

Continuous stirrer tank reactor consists of the following components

ACCESSORIES OF PANEL
1.    Controller (Electric heater)
2.    On-off switch for pump 1
3.    On-Off switch for pump 2
4.    Indication light for pumps
5.    Heater on / off switch
6.    Heater indication lights
7.    Power supply indication
8.    Main switch (Earth leakage)
9.    Stirrer on/off
10.    Stirrer speed control
      
ACCESSORIES ON CONTINUOUS STIRRER TANK  REACTORS
1.    No. of reactors             01 No.
2.    Variable speed agitator with motor     01 No.
3.    Point for probe of conductivity meter 01 No.
4.    Point for thermocouple  01 No.
5.    Raw material inlet
6.    Point for drain of reactor
7.    Have the provision for level adjustment (Variable volume)

LAY OUT OF PANEL

DIMENSIONS OF PANEL            L = 44 inch, W=33 inch , H=37 inch
With 4 inch wheel, Top sheet is of SS, 2 inch L-key sheet Front

DIMENSIONS OF ELECTRICAL PANEL    
L = 20 (Front), W=16, H=16 (inch) (SS engraved plate at front 17x17 inch)
•    Storage tank                02 No (10 liters each), D=8.5 inch, H=11 in
•    Pump for raw material (Peristaltic)    02 No
•    Water tank with electric heater    01 No (10 x 15 inches)
•    Electric heater                2000 Watt
•    Thermocouple length = 6 inch
•    Conductivity meter Hanna Probe L=6 inch, Range = 0 to 10000 microsimens

Minimum range should be = 0 to 5000 microsimens

DIMENSIONS OF ONE CSTR REACTOR
Reactor made of Glass Pyrex / Acrylic
Sr. No    Description                 Dimensions    
1          Volume of reactor    3.25 liters    
2          Working volume      2.0 – 2.5 liters    

CSTR Foundation:
H,L,W = 10 inch
Feed pump= 02 peristaltic
Flow = 4.0 liter/h
Heater Tank:
L= 15 inch, D=10 inch

Experimental Capabilities:
1.    To study the operation of CSTR.
2.    To study the effect of flow rate on CSTR.
3.    To  study the effect of volume of reactor on conversion in CSTR.
4.    What is the effect of space time on CSTR performance

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