Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Abstract

Minor temperature rises in lab scale reactions are sometimes not relayed to engineers in charge of scale-up, potentially causing runaway reactions. This project investigated differences in heat transfer between round bottom flasks and industrial sized equipment through research, laboratory experiments, and computer modeling. A non-linear relationship between reactor size and cooling capability was established, and the feasibility of accurate computer modeling was determined.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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