Kinetics of selective oxidation of toluene and methanol over supported V2O5-alkalimetal sulfates

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  • R. K. Sharma,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, KANPUR-208016, INDIA
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  • R. D. Srivastava

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, KANPUR-208016, INDIA
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, KANPUR-208016, INDIA
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Abstract

The catalytic activity of supported V2O5-alkalimetal sulfate catalysts was studied by oxidizing toluene and methanol to aldehydes and water. An isothermal, fixed-bed reactor, operating at atmospheric pressure and temperatures of 320, 345, and 370°C, was used to obtain the reaction rate data for different partial pressure combinations of the reaction components of these two systems. Three different approaches, Langmuir-Hinshelwood, Hinshelwood, and two-step redox mechanisms, have been used to study the kinetics, with statistical data interpretation.

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