Given the scheme of reactions below; what strategies could one apply to maximize desired product P and minimize undesired Q. [A,B,P,Q are all miscible liquids]
A + B
P ....desired product..(Rxn. 1)
A + A
Q ....undesired product....(Rxn. 2)
The ways I could think of:
1. Semi batch with A added slowly to B in a tank
2. Massive dilution with some inert I also miscible
3. If Rxn.1 and Rxn.2 are of varying orders a PFR vs. CSTR choice might also help? PFR favoring the reaction of higher order?
Any other tips? No really very sure if #2 and #3 are relevant or not.