A temperature overshoot on a catalyst pellet

K.R. Westerterp, W.C. Kusters, R.J. Wijngaarden

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An unexpected temperature overshoot was found for a Pd on alumina catalyst pellet in its course towards a new steady state, after a change in concentration of one of the reactants. The reaction mixture consisted of ethylene, hydrogen and nitrogen as inert. A speculative model is introduced, which can explain these overshoots by a slow adsorption of one of the reactants on the active sites of the catalyst.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1463-1467
JournalChemical engineering science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1985


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