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A simplified kinetic model for oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene over Pd-NaBr/Al2O3 catalyst

Shashidhara, GM and Ravindram, M and Chanda, M (1994) A simplified kinetic model for oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene over Pd-NaBr/Al2O3 catalyst. In: Chemical Engineering Communications, 129 (1). 201 -215.

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Abstract

The oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene is gaining considerable importance in recent years as a promising alternative for styrene production. This vapour phase reaction has been studied over Pd-NaBr/Al2O3 catalyst in the temperature range 623-793 K in a fixed bed reactor. Kinetic analysis of this reaction has been done using a recursion procedure developed in this work from first principles. The advantage of this method is the absence of any restriction on the conversion level as it uses an integrated rate equation. The rate of styrene formation was found to follow a linear relationship with concentration of ethylbenzene and shows a Langmuir type dependence on the concentration of oxygen.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2011 06:31
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2011 06:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36247

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