Sec. 2.3 Design Equatio~s br F!ow Reactors 41 reactor volume. e.,a.. the biggert'lonper the reactor, the more time it will take the reactant5 to Row conipleteIy through the reactor and thus, the more time to react. Consequently, the conversion X is a Function of reactor volume V. If FA,, i s the molar flnw rate of specres A fed to a system operated at steady state. the molar rate at which species A is reacting rr3ithirr the entire system will be F,d. Moles of A fed, Moles of A reacted LF*ol.L.\1= lime Mole of A fed Moles of A reacted '4 = time The molar feed rate of A ro the system minus the rate of reaction of A within the system eqltnls the moIar flow rate of A leaving the system
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