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Hydrolysis (reaction with water) of acetic anhydride (C4H6O3) has a reaction constant of 3.86x10-3 s-1 at a temperature of 50°C. A CSTR with a volume of 1 m3 is used to remove the contaminant. The influent concentration is 0.8 g/L. Assume steady-state conditions. a. Draw the control volume diagram for the reactor. b. To achieve 95% removal of acetic anhydride, what flow rate should the engineers set to the system? c. Calculate the detention time, θ. d. Using the flow rate calculated in part b, what will be the new removal rate if the reactor is split into 2 reactors in series, with a volume of 0.5 m3 each?

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