Quadratic autocatalysis in an extended continuous-flow stirred tank reactor (ECSTR)

M. I. Nelson*, E. Balakrishnan

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The continuous-flow stirred tank reactor (CSTR) is a standard tool used to investigate the behaviour of chemical processes subject to nonlinear kinetics. A recently proposed variation of the CSTR is the extended continuous-flow stirred tank reactor (ECSTR). This consists of a standard CSTR attached to an environmental tank reactor with mass transfer occurring between them through a membrane. The attraction of studying a reaction scheme in an ECSTR, rather than a CSTR, is that this offers the possibility of modifying the behaviour with a larger parameter dimension. We investigate how the behaviour of a standard non-linear chemical mechanism, quadratic autocatalysis subject to linear decay, changes when it is studied in an ECSTR rather than a CSTR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-372
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Autocatalysis
  • Flow reactor
  • Membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation


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