A model that takes into consideration radial and axial changes in velocity in a tubular reactor for the thermal polymerization of styrene is used to simulate the effect of changes in inlet tube wall temperature and tube radius. The reactor performance is sensitive to the changes of these parameters. The method of orthogonal collocation is used to discretize the modeling equation in the radial direction and Gear method to solve the resulting stiff differential equations in the axial direction. It is found that…
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