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Publication Year

2016

Abstract

To find the optimal reactor volume and temperature for the hydrolysis of acetic anhydride at the lowest possible cost with a 90% conversion of acetic anhydride, a formula for the total cost of the reaction was created. Then, the first derivative was taken to find a value for the temperature. This value was then inputted into the second derivative of the equation to find the sign of the value which would indicate whether that point was a minima or maxima value. The minima value would then be the lowest total cost for the optimum reaction to take place.

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Advisors:

Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics

Scott Campbell, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Problem Suggester:

Scott Campbell