Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 426–430 | Cite as

Steady regimes of exothermic autocatalytic reaction in a continued stirred-tank reactor

  • B. L. Korsunskii
  • N. G. Samoilenko
  • E. V. Deyun
  • A. O. Il’chenko
Jubilee Scientific Conference of the Division of Combustion and Explosion


A continued stirred-tank reactor with an exothermic autocatalytic reaction running in it is modeled. In contrast to the simple kinetic law formulated in terms of a first-order equation, a variety of possible types of thermal isoclines, including isoles, are found for the autocatalytic process in the dimensionless “degree of conversion-temperature” coordinates. A bifurcation curve separating the domains of existence of one and three steady states is constructed in the Se-Da coordinates.


Exothermic Reaction Thermal Explosion Representative Point Bifurcation Curve Autocatalytic Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. L. Korsunskii
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. G. Samoilenko
    • 1
  • E. V. Deyun
    • 1
  • A. O. Il’chenko
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of New Chemical ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Technical University)MoscowRussia

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