DETERMINATION OF EQUILIBRIUM EXCHANGE RATES IN CATALYTIC REACTIONS

APPLICATION TO METHANOL SYNTHESIS ON Cu-Zn-OXIDE.

Dave Willcox, Marc Garland, George Liu, Harold H Kung

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Abstract

A method is described to obtain reaction rates of chemical reactions in a network in which there are more independent reactions than independent chemical species. The method makes use of the linear theory of nonequilibrium thermodynamics to obtain the equilibrium exchange rates of the reactions, which are calculated from the relaxation data as the system approaches chemical equilibrium. A method which follows very closely that of J. Wei and C. D. Prater can be used to treat the relaxation data. As an example, the method was applied to the methanol synthesis reaction from CO, CO//2, and H//2 over a Cu-Zn oxide catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2052-2058
Number of pages7
JournalAICHE Journal
Volume31
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1985

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Carbon Monoxide
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DETERMINATION OF EQUILIBRIUM EXCHANGE RATES IN CATALYTIC REACTIONS : APPLICATION TO METHANOL SYNTHESIS ON Cu-Zn-OXIDE. / Willcox, Dave; Garland, Marc; Liu, George; Kung, Harold H.

In: AICHE Journal, Vol. 31, No. 12, 12.1985, p. 2052-2058.

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