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Chemical EngineeringQ&A LibraryA substrate is decomposed in the presence of an enzyme according to the Michaelis-Menten equation with the following kinetic parameters Km-24 g/L Vmax 12 g/L-min a. Determine the concentration of substrate leaving the second reactor in a two-reactor series of 20-liter CSTRs. The flow rate is 3.60 L/min. The inlet substrate concentration is 72 g The enzyme concentration in the two reactors is maintained at the same value all of the time. b. Determine the efficiency in terms of substrate conversion of the two-reactor system and the efficiency of a single CSTR equal to the total volume of the two-reactor system. Clearly indicate the configuration with the greater efficiency.iQuestion

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