Oxygen distribution in packed bed membrane reactors for partial oxidation systems and the effect on the product selectivity

U. Kurten, M. van Sint Annaland, J.A.M. Kuipers

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    Packed bed membrane reactors (PBMRs) are currently considered for the distributive addition of oxygen in partial oxidation systems. Among other advantages the decreased oxygen concentrations in the PBMR can result in improved product selectivities for reaction systems in which the oxygen dependency of the target product formation is less pronounced than that of the waste product formation. Oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of methanol to formaldehyde (Diakov et al., 2002) and ethylbenzene to styrene (Shakhnovich et al., 1984) are industrially relevant examples of such a kinetic system.
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    JournalInternational journal of chemical reactor engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • METIS-222201
    • IR-49581

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