Supply Unit for Chemical Reactors


The reactor is the core element of a chemical production facility. In the reactor, the starting substances (reactants) react with each other to form a new substance (product). The reactor has to guarantee the conditions for an optimal reaction process. This primarily concerns the temperature in the reactor. Different types of reactors are used, depending on the requirements.

CE 100 serves as a supply unit for six different reactors. The reactor to be examined is mounted onto the supply unit and held by two pins in position. For continuous operation of the reactors, two tanks for the reactants are arranged on the trainer. The supply unit and the reactor are hydraulically connected via hoses. The hoses are equipped with quick-release couplings for easy attachment. Two pumps convey the two reactants into the reactor. The retention time of the reactants in the reactor can be adjusted via the pump speed. In the reactor, the reactants react to form a product. An additional tank and an additional pump for the product is provided. The supply unit is equipped with a heating water circuit with pump, tank and heater to control the temperature in the reactor.

The cold-water circuit can be fed from the CS 100.20 water chiller. Conductivity and temperature in the reactor are measured with a combined sensor. The switch cabinet contains the necessary controls to start the stirrers in the different reactors. The measured values are digitally displayed on the switch cabinet. At the same time, they can also be transmitted directly to a PC via Ethernet where they can be analyzed with the data acquisition software included in the scope of delivery.


  1. Supply unit for 6 different chemical reactor types
  2. Connection of the reactors via hoses with quick-release couplings
  3. Water circuit with tank, heater, temperature controller, pump and low water cut-off for heating and cooling (with CS 100.20 water chiller)
  4. Temperature control of the reactants and reactors
  5. Three (3) glass tanks for reactants and products
  6. Five (5) peristaltic pumps to deliver the reactants and products
  7. Two (2) combined sensors for measuring the conductivity and temperature
  8. ADF software for data acquisition via Ethernet under Windows 8.1, 10

Technical Details

  1. Peristaltic pump for reactants
  2. Max. flow rate: approx. 180mL/min
  3. With hose 8,0×4,8mm Peristaltic pump for products
  4. Max. flow rate: approx. 420mL/min
  5. With hose 8,0×4,8mm Water pump
  6. Max. flow rate: 10L/min
  7. Max. head: 30m
  8. Power consumption: 120W Heater
  9. Power consumption: 1500W Tanks
  10. Reactants: 2x 3L
  11. Product: 5L
  12. Heating water: 8L

Measuring ranges:

  1. Conductivity: 2x 0…100mS/cm
  2. Temperature: 2x 0…55°C, 1x 0…60°C
  3. Flow rate: 1x 0…240L/min 230V, 50Hz, 1 phase

Learning objectives/experiments

  • In conjunction with a reactor (CE 100.01 – CE 100.06):
  • Learning the design and operation of different reactor types
  • Conversion depending on reactor type
  • Conversion depending on retention time in the reactor
  • Conversion depending on temperature
  • Conversion depending on concentration
  • Fundamentals of a saponification reaction
  • Determination of the retention time distribution

Scope of delivery

  • 1 experimental unit
  • 2 combined sensors (conductivity and temperature)
  • 1 ADF software + Ethernet cable
  • 1 set of instructional material

Required for operation

  • PC with Windows recommended