Raimund Horn and colleagues have combined the measurement of kinetic and spectroscopy reactor profiles to establish catalyst structure–function relationships in this HOT Catalysis Science & Technology paper.
Their research focuses on the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene using a MoO3 based catalyst supported on γ-alumina spheres. We are shown how measuring spatially resolved kinetic and spectroscopic profiles along the centreline of a fixed bed tubular reactor can be used to resolve the dynamics of a catalyst under working conditions.
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Resolving kinetics and dynamics of a catalytic reaction inside a fixed bed reactor by combined kinetic and spectroscopic profiling
Michael Geske, Oliver Korup and Raimund Horn
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012