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A Simplified Kinetic Model for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethylbenzene over $Pd-NaBr/Al_2O_3$ Catalyst

Shashidhara, GM and Ravindram, M and Chanda, M (1993) A Simplified Kinetic Model for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethylbenzene over $Pd-NaBr/Al_2O_3$ Catalyst. In: Chemical Engineering Communications, 129 (1). pp. 201-215.

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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 $Pd-NaBr/Al_2O_3$ 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
Publication: Chemical Engineering Communications
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor & Francis.
Keywords: Plug flow rector;Oxidative dehydrogenation;Ethylbenzene Styrene;Recursion procedure;Kinetic model.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14520

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