Figure 8.11 (page 445):

Residence-time distribution p(\theta ) versus \theta for plug flow with dispersion number D, \tau =2.

Code for Figure 8.11

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main.m

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small = 1e-3;
x=linspace(small,5,501)';
tau=2;
Ds=[0.002 0.01 0.05 0.2];
%Ds=[.005];
for i = 1:length(Ds) 
  D= Ds(i);
  arg = (1-x/tau)./sqrt(x/tau)/sqrt(4*D);
  P(:,i) = 0.5*(1-erf(arg));
%  LevP(:,i) = 0.5*(1+erf( ((x/tau)-1)./sqrt(4*D) ));
  p(:,i) = 1/(2*tau*sqrt(pi*4*D)) .* exp(-arg.*arg).*(tau./x+1)./sqrt(x/tau);
end
Ptable = [x P];
ptable = [x p];
plot (ptable(:,1), ptable(:,2:5));
title ('Figure 8.11')