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Catalytic oxidation of hydrogen chloride in a fluid bed reactor


  • Shintaro Furusaki

    1. Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals, Inc. Yokohoma-shi, Japan 247
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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The Deacon reaction (HCI + 1/4 O2 ⇋ 1/2 Cl2 + 1/2 H2O) was studied in a catalytic fluid bed reactor. Reaction rates found from measurements in differential and integral reactors were represented by the Langmuir-Hinshelwood type rate equation. Considering the effect of catalysts in the dilute phase, it was found that conversions in a fluid bed reactor can be calculated without any modifying parameters. It is pointed out that the wake fraction, which has been necessary to consider for fast reactions in a fluid bed reactor, is attributed to the dilute phase effect.

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