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Oxidation of sodium sulphide in the presence of fine activated carbon particles in a foam bed contactor

Bhaskarwar, Ashok N and Kumar, R (1986) Oxidation of sodium sulphide in the presence of fine activated carbon particles in a foam bed contactor. In: Chemical Engineering Science, 41 (2). 399 -404.

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Abstract

The oxidation of sodium sulphide in the presence of fine activated carbon particles (4.33 μm) has been studied at 75°C in a foam bed contactor. The existing single-stage model of a foam bed reactor has been modified to take into account the effect of heterogeneous catalyst particles and the absorption in the storage section. The variables studied are catalyst loading, initial sulphide concentration and the average liquid hold-up in the foam bed. It is seen that the rates of oxidation of sodium sulphide are considerably enhanced by an increase in the loading of activated carbon particles. The rate of conversion of sodium sulphide also increases with an increase in the average liquid hold-up in the foam. The modified model predicts these effects fairly well. The contribution of reaction in the storage section is found to be less than 2% of the overall rate of conversion in the contactor.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 07:45
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 05:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/22764

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