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Oxidation of aqueous sulfur dioxide catalyzed by poly-4-vinylpyridine-Cu(II) complex. Part 1: Homogeneous phase oxidation

Siva Kumar, S and Govindarao, Venneti MH and Chanda, Manas (1996) Oxidation of aqueous sulfur dioxide catalyzed by poly-4-vinylpyridine-Cu(II) complex. Part 1: Homogeneous phase oxidation. In: Journal of Chemical Technology And Biotechnology, 67 (01). pp. 39-52.

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Abstract

The oxidation of aqueous sulfur dioxide in the presence of polymer-supported copper(II) catalyst is also accompanied by homogeneous oxidation of aqueous sulfur dioxide catalyzed by leached copper(II) ions. Aqueous phase oxidation of sulfur dioxide of low concentrations by oxygen in the presence of dissolved copper(II) has therefore been studied. The solubility of SO2 in aqueous solutions is not affected by the concentration of copper(II) in the solution. In the oxidation reaction, only HSO3- is the reactive S(IV) species. Based on this observation a rate model which also incorporates the effect of sulfuric acid on the solubility of SO2 is developed. The rate model includes a power-law type term for the rate of homogeneous phase reaction obtained from a proposed free-radical chain mechanism for the oxidation. Experiments are conducted at various levels of concentrations of SO2 and O-2 in the gas phase and Cu(II) in the liquid phase. The observed orders are one in each of O-2, Cu(II) and HSO3-. This suggests a first-order termination of the free radicals of bisulfite ions.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009 10:44
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19606

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