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Kinetics of vapour phase oxidation of furfural on vanadium catalyst

Murthy, MS and Rajamani, K (1974) Kinetics of vapour phase oxidation of furfural on vanadium catalyst. In: Chemical Engineering Science, 29 (2). pp. 601-609.

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Vapour phase oxidation of furfural over vanadium pentoxide catalyst was studied using an isothermal flow reactor in the temperature range of 220–280°C. Maleic anhydride and carbon dioxide are found to be formed from furfural by a parallel reaction scheme. The following rate equation based on the two-stage redox mechanism—the substance to be oxidized reduces the catalyst which in turn is reoxidized by oxygen from the feed—is found to explain the data satisfactorily.The reoxidation of the reduced catalyst was found to be the rate controlling step.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Chemical Engineering Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 09:53
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23344

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