Kinetics and Reactor Design for N2O Decomposition in the EnviNOx® Process (pages 705–709)
Dr. Christian Perbandt, Vanessa Bacher, Michael Groves, Dr. Meinhard Schwefer, Dr. Rolf Siefert and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Turek
Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cite.201200163
The reaction kinetics of N2O decomposition on a commercial iron zeolite catalyst was determined by systematic measurements for typical conditions in nitric acid plant tail gases. Based on these measurements, a reactor model was developed that takes into account mass transfer resistances, axial dispersion and pressure drop. With this model, different options for the catalyst geometry were compared quantitatively.