A spherical porous catalyst particle of radius R is subjected to reactant A which reacts to form B by a zero order surface reaction A → B. Film mass transfer resistance is negligible and pore diffusion of A is rate controlling. The effectiveness factor of the catalyst is reported as 7/8. Which of the following statement is true?

A spherical porous catalyst particle of radius R is subjected to reactant A which reacts to form B by a zero order surface reaction A → B. Film mass transfer resistance is negligible and pore diffusion of A is rate controlling. The effectiveness factor of the catalyst is reported as 7/8. Which of the following statement is true?

A. Inner catalyst core of radius R/8 does not participate in reaction
B. Inner catalyst core of radius R/2 does not participate in reaction
C. Inner catalyst core of radius 7R/8 does not participate in reaction
D. Effectiveness factor for a zero order reaction cannot be 7/8 as it must always be 1

A batch adiabatic reactor at an initial temperature of 373°K is being used for the reaction, A → B. Assume the heat of reaction is – 1kJ/mole at 373°K and heat capacity of both A and B to be constant and equal to 50J/mole.K. The temperature rise after a conversion of 0.5 will be ____________?

A batch adiabatic reactor at an initial temperature of 373°K is being used for the reaction, A → B. Assume the heat of reaction is – 1kJ/mole at 373°K and heat capacity of both A and B to be constant and equal to 50J/mole.K. The temperature rise after a conversion of 0.5 will be ____________?

A. 5°C
B. 10°C
C. 20°C
D. 100°C

Pure ethanol vapor is fed to a reactor packed with alumina catalyst, at the rate of 100 kmole / hr. The reactor products comprise: ethylene: 95 kmole / hr, water vapour: 97.5 k mole / hr and diethyl ether: 2.5 kmole/hr. The reactions occuring can be represented by: C2H5OH → C2H4 + H2O 2C2H5OH → C2H5 – O – C2H5 + H2O The percent conversion of ethanol in the reactor is________________?

Pure ethanol vapor is fed to a reactor packed with alumina catalyst, at the rate of 100 kmole / hr. The reactor products comprise: ethylene: 95 kmole / hr, water vapour: 97.5 k mole / hr and diethyl ether: 2.5 kmole/hr. The reactions occuring can be represented by: C2H5OH → C2H4 + H2O 2C2H5OH → C2H5 – O – C2H5 + H2O The percent conversion of ethanol in the reactor is________________?

A. 100
B. 97.5
C. 95
D. 2.5

‘If the catalyst pore size is small in comparison with the mean free path, collisions with the pore wall controls the process’. The diffusivity under this condition is called ‘Knudsen diffusivity’, which is affected by the_____________________?

‘If the catalyst pore size is small in comparison with the mean free path, collisions with the pore wall controls the process’. The diffusivity under this condition is called ‘Knudsen diffusivity’, which is affected by the_____________________?

A. Pressure
B. Temperature
C. Both A. & B.
D. Neither A. nor B.