Reactor Analysis Program

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ReaCat is a reactor analysis program that is being developed by Dr.J.R. Hopper and Dr.J.M. Saleh at Lamar University. It is a component of the advanced on-line process optimization analysis system for pollution prevention (Pike et. al.1998) and can also be used as a stand alone program. The reactor analysis and design tool, ReaCat, is to be used to evaluate and analyze multi-phase and catalytic reactors to suggest to  the plant and process engineers the best reactor type and operating conditions. 

ReaCat incorporates models to design the following reactor types: plug flow, CSTR, batch, catalytic fixed-bed, catalytic fluidized-bed, gas-liquid stirred tank, packed bed, trickle bed, three-phase fixed bubble bed, bubble slurry column, CSTR slurry, three-phase fluidized-bed. ReaCat uses interactive windows to enter information to describe multiple reaction systems up to 30 reactions and 36 components. Error checking is also incorporated to ensure consistency of  input data. The program can handle various energy models such as isothermal, adiabatic or non-adiabatic. The results are presented in graphs or tables which include temperature, pressure, concentration, conversion as a function of reactor length, volume or space time.  

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Mineral Processing Research Institute.


The installation procedure and hardware and system requirements for "ReaCat" are given below. The setup program will install "ReaCat" and the Help system to your hard disk.

Hardware & System Requirements

To run "ReaCat", you must have certain hardware and software installed on your computer. The system requirements include: 

  • Any IBM compatible machine with Pentium 133 processor or higher 
  • 8 megabytes available space (minimum) 
  • Any display supported by Windows 7 
  • A mouse or other suitable pointing device 
  • Windows 7 or later, or Windows NT 4.0

Installation Procedure

The Reactor Analysis Program (ReaCat) must be installed under Windows 7 or Windows NT. The procedure to install the program is described as following: 

  1. Run the "ReaCatInst.exe" program under Windows 7 or NT.
  2. The default destination directory is "C:\Program Files\ReaCat" into which the ReaCat program will be copied when the setup program is run. This can be changed in the setup program.
  3. Run the program "ReaCat.exe" in the installation directory.

To run ReaCat, the system requires certain .dll and .ocx files. The installation program copies the required files into the system directory if those files are not available in the system. If older versions of the files exist, then the installation program updates these files. The setup program provides an option to restore the initial .dll and .ocx files in the uninstall procedure. If the destination computer is on a network, the program can be installed only if the user has the permission to install(contact the system administrator).