# Biomod/2013/NanoUANL/Reactor

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Mass balance was presented as such: | Mass balance was presented as such: | ||

- | + | '''INTAKE= OUTFLOW- DISAPPEARANCE BY REACTION + ACCUMULATION | |

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where | where | ||

- | + | Intake= F<sub>0</sub> | |

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+ | Outflow= F<sub>0</sub>(1-X<sub>S</sub>) | ||

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Disappearance = V(-r<sub>S</sub> | Disappearance = V(-r<sub>S</sub> | ||

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Accumulation = <math>\tfrac{d[P]}{dt}</math> | Accumulation = <math>\tfrac{d[P]}{dt}</math> | ||

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+ | F<sub>0</sub> = F<sub>0</sub>(1-X<sub>S</sub>) - V(-r<sub>S</sub>) + <math>\tfrac{d[P]}{dt}</math> | ||

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+ | The intake and outflow flux were determined by diffusion , considering a spherical container. | ||

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+ | [[Image:CCMV2.jpg]] | ||

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+ | For the simplification of the diffusion phenomenon we considered: | ||

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+ | *Constant temperature | ||

+ | *Constant pressure | ||

+ | *Species B stays in a stationary state (it does not diffuse in A) | ||

+ | *The container (VLP) has a spherical shape | ||

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+ | A mass balance, taking into account a spherical envelope leads to: | ||

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+ | <math>\frac{d}{dr}(r^2N_{Ar})=0</math> | ||

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+ | where N<sub>Ar</sub> represents molar flux. For N<sub>Br</sub> we obtain: | ||

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+ | <math>\frac{d}{dr}(r^2\frac{cD_{AB}}{1-x_A}\frac{dx_A}{dr})=0</math> | ||

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+ | At a constant temperature the product (cD<sub>AB</sub>) is equally constant and x<sub>A</sub>=1-x<sub>B</sub>, the equation can be integrated into the following expression: | ||

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+ | <math>F_A=4\pi r_1^2N_{Ar}|_{r=r1}= | ||

+ | \frac{4\pi cD_{AB}}{1/r_1=1/r_2} | ||

+ | \ln\frac{x_{B2}}{x_{B1}} | ||

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+ | </math> |

## Revision as of 01:45, 12 October 2013

## What is a reactor?

### Introduction

The CCMV capsid was considered as a continuous stirred-tank reactor with accumulation of the product.

For an enzymatic reaction of the type:

with a reaction rate of:

We established the following in our system:

- Uniform distribution throughout the reactor
- K
_{-1}>> K_{1}and K_{2} - One enzyme per reactor/VLP
- Tortuosity approaches zero during diffusion

Mass balance was presented as such:

**INTAKE= OUTFLOW- DISAPPEARANCE BY REACTION + ACCUMULATION**

where

Intake= F_{0}

Outflow= F_{0}(1-X_{S})

Disappearance = V(-r_{S}

Accumulation =

F_{0} = F_{0}(1-X_{S}) - V(-r_{S}) +

The intake and outflow flux were determined by diffusion , considering a spherical container.

For the simplification of the diffusion phenomenon we considered:

- Constant temperature
- Constant pressure
- Species B stays in a stationary state (it does not diffuse in A)
- The container (VLP) has a spherical shape

A mass balance, taking into account a spherical envelope leads to:

where N_{Ar} represents molar flux. For N_{Br} we obtain:

At a constant temperature the product (cD_{AB}) is equally constant and x_{A}=1-x_{B}, the equation can be integrated into the following expression: