A quantification of chemical and physical factors on SO2 oxidation catalysts / B. Von M. Harmse

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dc.contributor.author Harmse, Barthlo von Moltitz
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-19T12:43:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-19T12:43:50Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/984
dc.description Thesis (M.Ing. (Chemical Engineering))--PU for CHE, 1989.
dc.description.abstract This study entailed the design and optimization of the supported liquid phase V2O5 catalyst system for SO2 oxidation. The active melt consisted of V205 dissolved in alkali metal pyrosulphates. The activity increased with increasing ionic radii of the alkaline metal cation. Replacement of K by Na decreases activity. There is an optimum vanadium to alkaline promoter ratio. An optimum active constituent loading exists at 0,3cm³ melt /cm³ pore and this is determined by product of the gas- and liquid phase effectiveness factors. Studies on pellet size and geometry on reaction rate, pressure drop and mechanical strength indicated that a high activity can be maintained by the use of exotic shapes with a substantial reduction in bed pressure drop. The effect of geometry, amount of carrier matrix sintering and liquid loading on mechanical strength was quantified at room- and operating temperature.
dc.publisher Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education
dc.title A quantification of chemical and physical factors on SO2 oxidation catalysts / B. Von M. Harmse en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.thesistype Masters

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