# Pressure Drop in a Packed Bed Reactor (PBR) Using the Ergun Equation

Pressure Drop in a Packed Bed Reactor (PBR) Using the Ergun Equation

A first-order, irreversible, gas-phase reaction takes place in two isothermal, packed-bed catalytic reactors; they have the same diameter but different lengths (14 and 21 m). Only is fed to the reactors. The inlet pressure is the same for each reactor; the outlet pressure changes when particle diameter is changed with the slider, but each reactor has the same outlet pressure. As a result, the inlet molar flow rate of is lower for the longer reactor. Show plots of conversion, pressure, reactant molar flow rate, and volumetric flow rate as a function of distance down the reactor for both reactors with buttons. The Ergun equation is used to model the pressure drop.

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