Chemical Reactors are also referred to as the heart of any chemical plant because all the chemical processes taking place inside the reaction vessel. This enclosed space allows the transformation of raw materials into the products of high added value.
In chemical engineering, a chemical reactor is a classic unit of operations for any chemical process analysis. Chemical engineering also deals with designing a chemical reactor to maximize the net present value of a particular chemical reaction. The designers need to make sure that the reaction is proceeding with high efficiency to the desired product and also produces a high yield of the product with minimal financial investment to operate.
The most basic types of chemical reactors that you will find are the tanks and pipes or tubes. Both of these types are used for continuous reactors and batch reactors and can accommodate either one or more solids in the form of catalysts, reagents, or inert ingredients but the final products and reagents are mostly fluids. Reactors in the continuous processes usually run in a steady-state, but the reactors in the batch processes tend to operate in a transient state.
Types of Chemical reactors:
Apart from these three main types of chemical reactors, there are semi-batch reactors and Catalytic Reactors. To know more about Chemical reactors, get in touch with the experts at Stalwart International. Stalwart International is one of the top chemical reactor manufacturer and deals with various types of chemical reactors daily.