Kinetics of the vapor-phase oxidation of toluene over a vanadium catalyst
Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
Copyright © 1961 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 39, Issue 5, pages 201–204, October 1961
How to Cite
Downie, J., Shelstad, K. A. and Graydon, W. F. (1961), Kinetics of the vapor-phase oxidation of toluene over a vanadium catalyst. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 39: 201–204. doi: 10.1002/cjce.5450390506
- Issue published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUL 1961
- Manuscript Received: 20 DEC 1960
- University of Toronto
Rates of oxidation of toluene were measured as a function of temperature and reactant concentration. A fixed bed reactor was operated at low conversions over the following range of conditions, 300°C to 350°C., 1 × 10−3 to 15 × 10−3 moles oxygen per litre of gas, and 1 × 10−3 to 6 × 10−3 moles toluene per litre of gas.
The rate data for the oxidation of toluene were correlated by the following equation, which is based on a model by Hinshelwood.
The values of k, obtained agree with those reported previously for naphthalene oxidation(1).
It is concluded that the Hinshelwood model is a useful one for this type of reaction, and within the limits of available data provides a satisfactory interpretation.