May be you have known that glass reactor is a type of chemical reactor to realize process industry. Well, did you know what is jacketed glass reactor and its features and usages? In this article, we are going to talk about this issue.
Jacketed reactor, also known as glass lined reactor, is a container that is designed for controlling the temperature of contents with a cooling or heating jacket around the reactor. The jacket has ability to permits the uniform exchange of heat between the fluid circulating in it and the walls of the vessel.
On today’s market, there are several very popular jacketed reactors, including: dimples jacket, plate coils, half-pipe coil jacket and conventional jacket. All of these jackets have their special features. As a type of chemical reactor, jacketed one always is used to remove the elevated heat of reaction, or to reduce the viscosity of high viscous fluids. Particularly, cooling jackets has very important role. The chemical reaction releases heat and this energy cause the temperature of the material in the vessel to rise; because of this, the conversion of feed to product proceeds faster resulting in the release of even more heat. A cooling jacket has ability to stop the upward spiral of hotter temperatures increasing the rate of reaction that produces even more heat; and cooling liquids flows through the jacket resulting in collecting heat energy from the outer surface of the reactor.
At the same time, agitation in glass reactors also proved to be very important that has ability to improve the homogeneity of the fluid properties like concentration and temperature; and agitation refer to put into motion by shaking or stirring, often to achieve mixing. Jacketed reactor has many advantages, for example: provide a higher volume of flow overall because the pressure drop through a zone is lower than if the entire jacket is a single zone, ability to direct flow to certain portions of the jacket, and so on.
Nowadays, with development of technology, reactors always are appeared in many advantages, for example: space saving, leak free vessels, easy to use, more reactions in less time, maximum chemical resistance, wide temperature and pressure range, upgrade to automation, robust and reliable.
In conclusion, jacketed reactor can be widely used in fields like food, chemical, drug, dyes and other industries. If you are going to purchase one, you can find more useful information in internet these days.