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UNSTEADY REACTORSUNSTEADY REACTORSThe general material balance of Section 1.1 contains an accumulation term that enables its use for unsteady-state reactors. This term is used to solve steady-state design problems by the method of false transients. We turn now to solving real transients. The great majority of chemical reactors are designed for steady-state operation. However, even steady-state reactors must occasionally start up and shut down. Also, an understanding of process dynamics is necessary to design the control systems needed to handle upsets and to enable operation at steady states that would otherwise be unstable.…
E. Bruce Nauman: Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup. UNSTEADY REACTORS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002), AccessEngineering