Isothermal Batch Reactor
A batch reactor can operate under conditions like Isothermal (Temperature of Reaction Mass remains constant), perfectly mixed (composition of reaction mixture is uniform throughout), and constant volume (volume of the
reaction mixture within the reactor remains constant, there is no appreciable change in the density of reaction mass).
The set up consists of a Reactor fitted in a constant temperature water bath.
This set-up is used to study a non-catalytic homogeneous reaction under isothermal condition.
Samples can be taken out with the help of a sampling pipette.
One stirrer is fitted for mixing the reactants in reactor and other is fitted in a water bath to keep the uniform temperature throughout in the bath.
A batch reactor is a closed system with no input and output streams.
The temperature of the bath can be maintained from ambient to 90ºC with the help of Digital Temperature indicator Cum Controller.
Earth voltage should be less than 5 volts.
Electricity Supply: Single Phase, 220 V AC, 50 Hz, 5-15 Amp combined socket with earth connection.
Floor Area Required: 1.0 m x 0.5 m
Instruments, Laboratory Glassware, and Chemicals required for analysis as per the system adopted.
Reactor: Material Stainless Steel, Volume 2 Ltrs. (Approx.)
Water Bath: Material Stainless Steel, Double wall, insulated with Ceramic wool.
Temp. Sensor : RTD PT-100 type
Digital Temp. Controller: PID Controller, 0-199.9°C (For Water Bath)
With Standard make on/off switch, Mains Indicator etc.
Heater: Nichrome wire Heater
Stirrer: Stainless Steel Impeller and shaft coupled with FHP motor.