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ISRN Chemical Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 591546, 17 pages
Research Article

Kinetics and Product Selectivity (Yield) of Second Order Competitive Consecutive Reactions in Fed-Batch Reactor and Plug Flow Reactor

Process Engineering, Arch Pharmalabs Ltd, 541A Marol Maroshi Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400059, India

Received 27 May 2013; Accepted 19 June 2013

Academic Editors: C. Chen, J. A. A. González, C.-T. Hsieh, and Y. Otsubo

Copyright © 2013 Subash Chandra Bose Selvamony. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This literature compares the performance of second order competitive consecutive reaction in Fed-Batch Reactor with that in continuous Plug Flow Reactor. In a kinetic sense, this simulation study aims to develop a case for continuous Plug Flow Reactor in pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and related other chemical industries. MATLAB is used to find solutions for the differential equations. The simulation results show that, for certain cases of nonelementary scenario, product selectivity is higher in Plug Flow Reactor than Fed-Batch Reactor despite the fact that it is the same in both the reactors for elementary reaction. The effect of temperature and concentration gradients is beyond the scope of this literature.