Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor

The IDAES CSTR model represents a unit operation where a material stream undergoes some chemical reaction(s) in a well-mixed vessel.

Degrees of Freedom

CSTRs generally have one degree of freedom. Typically, the fixed variable is reactor volume.

Model Structure

The core CSTR unit model consists of a single ControlVolume0D (named control_volume) with one Inlet Port (named inlet) and one Outlet Port (named outlet).

Additional Constraints

CSTR units write the following additional Constraints beyond those written by the ControlVolume Block.

\[X_{t,r} = V_t \times r_{t,r}\]

where \(X_{t,r}\) is the extent of reaction of reaction \(r\) at time \(t\), \(V_t\) is the volume of the reacting material at time \(t\) (allows for varying reactor volume with time) and \(r_{t,r}\) is the volumetric rate of reaction of reaction \(r\) at time \(t\) (from the outlet property package).

Variables

CSTR units add the following additional Variables beyond those created by the ControlVolume Block.

Variable

Name

Notes

\(V_t\)

volume

If has_holdup = True this is a reference to control_volume.volume, otherwise a Var attached to the Unit Model

\(Q_t\)

heat

Only if has_heat_transfer = True, reference to control_volume.heat

CSTR Class

class idaes.models.unit_models.cstr.CSTR(*args, **kwds)
Parameters
  • rule (function) – A rule function or None. Default rule calls build().

  • concrete (bool) – If True, make this a toplevel model. Default - False.

  • ctype (class) – Pyomo ctype of the block. Default - pyomo.environ.Block

  • default (dict) –

    Default ProcessBlockData config

    Keys
    dynamic

    Indicates whether this model will be dynamic or not, default = useDefault. Valid values: { useDefault - get flag from parent (default = False), True - set as a dynamic model, False - set as a steady-state model.}

    has_holdup

    Indicates whether holdup terms should be constructed or not. Must be True if dynamic = True, default - False. Valid values: { useDefault - get flag from parent (default = False), True - construct holdup terms, False - do not construct holdup terms}

    material_balance_type

    Indicates what type of mass balance should be constructed, default - MaterialBalanceType.useDefault. Valid values: { MaterialBalanceType.useDefault - refer to property package for default balance type **MaterialBalanceType.none - exclude material balances, MaterialBalanceType.componentPhase - use phase component balances, MaterialBalanceType.componentTotal - use total component balances, MaterialBalanceType.elementTotal - use total element balances, MaterialBalanceType.total - use total material balance.}

    energy_balance_type

    Indicates what type of energy balance should be constructed, default - EnergyBalanceType.useDefault. Valid values: { EnergyBalanceType.useDefault - refer to property package for default balance type **EnergyBalanceType.none - exclude energy balances, EnergyBalanceType.enthalpyTotal - single enthalpy balance for material, EnergyBalanceType.enthalpyPhase - enthalpy balances for each phase, EnergyBalanceType.energyTotal - single energy balance for material, EnergyBalanceType.energyPhase - energy balances for each phase.}

    momentum_balance_type

    Indicates what type of momentum balance should be constructed, default - MomentumBalanceType.pressureTotal. Valid values: { MomentumBalanceType.none - exclude momentum balances, MomentumBalanceType.pressureTotal - single pressure balance for material, MomentumBalanceType.pressurePhase - pressure balances for each phase, MomentumBalanceType.momentumTotal - single momentum balance for material, MomentumBalanceType.momentumPhase - momentum balances for each phase.}

    has_heat_transfer

    Indicates whether terms for heat transfer should be constructed, default - False. Valid values: { True - include heat transfer terms, False - exclude heat transfer terms.}

    has_pressure_change

    Indicates whether terms for pressure change should be constructed, default - False. Valid values: { True - include pressure change terms, False - exclude pressure change terms.}

    has_equilibrium_reactions

    Indicates whether terms for equilibrium controlled reactions should be constructed, default - True. Valid values: { True - include equilibrium reaction terms, False - exclude equilibrium reaction terms.}

    has_phase_equilibrium

    Indicates whether terms for phase equilibrium should be constructed, default = False. Valid values: { True - include phase equilibrium terms False - exclude phase equilibrium terms.}

    has_heat_of_reaction

    Indicates whether terms for heat of reaction terms should be constructed, default - False. Valid values: { True - include heat of reaction terms, False - exclude heat of reaction terms.}

    property_package

    Property parameter object used to define property calculations, default - useDefault. Valid values: { useDefault - use default package from parent model or flowsheet, PhysicalParameterObject - a PhysicalParameterBlock object.}

    property_package_args

    A ConfigBlock with arguments to be passed to a property block(s) and used when constructing these, default - None. Valid values: { see property package for documentation.}

    reaction_package

    Reaction parameter object used to define reaction calculations, default - None. Valid values: { None - no reaction package, ReactionParameterBlock - a ReactionParameterBlock object.}

    reaction_package_args

    A ConfigBlock with arguments to be passed to a reaction block(s) and used when constructing these, default - None. Valid values: { see reaction package for documentation.}

  • initialize (dict) – ProcessBlockData config for individual elements. Keys are BlockData indexes and values are dictionaries described under the “default” argument above.

  • idx_map (function) – Function to take the index of a BlockData element and return the index in the initialize dict from which to read arguments. This can be provided to overide the default behavior of matching the BlockData index exactly to the index in initialize.

Returns

(CSTR) New instance

CSTRData Class

class idaes.models.unit_models.cstr.CSTRData(component)[source]

Standard CSTR Unit Model Class

build()[source]

Begin building model (pre-DAE transformation). :param None:

Returns

None