Kinetics of the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane n Ni based materials at high pressures and moderate temperatures

01 October 2017 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
kinetics Ni based catalyst high pressure
Project description

Ethane oxidative dehydrogenation is a reaction characterized by high desired product selectivities at low reactant conversions. Performing such reactions at higher pressures and moderate temperatures has promising perspectives. Aiming at proposing a commercially relevant reactor design, CeO2 modified Ni based catalysts will be synthesized, characterized and tested. A microkinetic model will be developed and embedded in a multiscale reactor model.