CINDECA   05422
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN CIENCIAS APLICADAS "DR. JORGE J. RONCO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Yield Optimization in a Cycled Trickle-Bed Reactor: Ethanol Catalytic Oxidation as a Case Study
Autor/es:
M.ALEJANDRA AYUDE; MIRYAN C. CASSANELLO; OSVALDO M. MARTINEZ; PATRICIA M. HAURE
Revista:
CHEMICAL ENGINNERING TECHNOLOGY
Editorial:
WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Referencias:
Lugar: Weinheim; Año: 2012 vol. 35 p. 899 - 899
ISSN:
0930-7516
Resumen:
The effect of slow ON-OFF liquid flow modulation on the yield of consecutive reactions is investigated for oxidation of aqueous ethanol solutions using a 0.5 % Pd/Al2O3 commercial catalyst in a laboratory trickle-bed reactor. Experiments with modulated liquid flow rate (MLFR) were performed under the same hydrodynamic conditions (degree of wetting, liquid holdup) as experiments with constant liquid flow rate (CLFR). Thus, the impact of the duration of wet and dry cycles as well as the period can be independently investigated. Depending on cycling conditions, acetaldehyde or acetic acid production is favored with MLFR compared to CLFR. Results suggest both the opportunity and challenge of finding a way to tune the cycling parameters for producing the most appropriate product.
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