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Ethanol oxidation in a trickle-bed reactor using a hydrophobic catalyst. Effect of dilution with hydrophilic particles
Horowitz, Gabriel Ignacio; Martínez, O.; Cukierman, Ana Lea; Cassanello Fernandez, Miryam Celeste; Ethanol oxidation in a trickle-bed reactor using a hydrophobic catalyst. Effect of dilution with hydrophilic particles; Elsevier Science; Catalysis Today; 64; 3-4; 1-2001; 347-352
Horowitz, Gabriel Ignacio
Cukierman, Ana Lea
Cassanello Fernandez, Miryam Celeste
Ethanol oxidation at moderate temperature and atmospheric pressure is carried out in a trickle-bed reactor using a hydrophobic catalyst and pure oxygen as the oxidizing agent. The influence of diluting the hydrophobic catalyst with different proportions of the hydrophilic inert support is particularly studied by performing comparative experiments at different operating conditions. Reactor performance is not significantly modified when the hydrophobic catalyst is diluted with the hydrophilic support in a 50% mass proportion. For a larger dilution, 75% (w/w), significant differences in ethanol conversions are found for certain conditions, presumably due to the influence of the liquid holdup, gas-liquid interfacial areas and wetting efficiency characterizing a bed with a major proportion of hydrophilic particles.