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Adiabatic Fixed-bed Reactors covers the basics of fixed-bed reactors, together with numerous forms and their actual homes. functions of every equipment variety are mentioned, in addition to trouble-shooting Solid-supported Catalysts. this article is perfect for any engineer who's new to operating with fixed-bed reactors and wishes to understand the fundamentals speedy and easily.

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7 SILICAÀALUMINA OXIDE CATALYSTS We do mix silica with alumina to increase the acidity of a given metal oxide support. SilicaÀalumina mixtures have both Bronsted acidity and Lewis acidity. In silicaÀalumina, the ratio of Bronsted acid sites to Lewis acid sites depends upon calcination temperature since Bronsted acid sites are converted quantitatively into Lewis acid sites upon heating. Some controversy exists as to the structure of solid acid sites on silicaÀalumina. When a trivalent aluminum atom is substituted for a quadravalent silicon atom in a silica matrix, a net negative charge develops on the aluminum atom.

If the reforming process is reaction rate limited, then the porous alumina is saturated with H2PtCl6. Following pore saturation, the solid support is drained and calcined in air, which oxidizes the platinum or palladium to an oxide. Exposing the metal oxideÀplatinum oxide or Àpalladium oxide mixture to hydrogen reduces the platinum or palladium to a zero valent state. The platinum or palladium occurs as 8À100 Angstrom crystallites on the alumina or silicaÀalumina surface. 9 If the reforming process is diffusion rate limited, then only the outer portion of the porous metal oxide is pore impregnated.

Note that g(C,T) is time independent while f(a) is time dependent. We also assumed the catalyst deactivation rate is RDeactivation 5 ϕðaÞ Ã λðC; TÞ where ϕ(a) is a function describing the rate of change of catalyst activity and λ(C,T) is a function describing the impact of concentration and temperature on catalyst deactivation. , catalyst activity, changes. In other words, reaction kinetics is independent of the number of active sites on a catalyst. Namely, RReaction is high if there are many active sites on the catalyst and RReaction is low if there are few active sites on the catalyst.

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