Ammonia is oxidized with air to form nitric oxide in the first step to produce nitric acid. The reaction occurs in a well insulated continuous reactor based on the stoichiometry:
4 NH3 + 5 O2 → 4 NO + 6 H2O
If 100 mol min-1 of ammonia at 25°C, 8 bar is fed to the reactor and air at 150°C, 8 bar is used with 50% excess, if the reaction goes to completion:
a. Find the composition of the product.
b. Perform an energy balance in the system writing down relevant equations.
c. An estimate for the outlet temperature of the reactor.