The transport process in the catalytic dehydrogenation of ethyl alcohol

Mohammed Abdulsalam Kassim

Advancement in Science and Technology Research
Published: May 4 2015
Volume 2, Issue 2
Pages 19-41


The vapour phase dehydrogenation of ethyl alcohol to acetaldehyde has been studied in an integral flow reactor in the temperature range of 300 to 425°C at atmospheric pressure and W/F values ranges from 0.93 to 2.915 g cat./g mole feed/h. This study has been carried out by using the integral flow reactor of diameter 18 mm over ZnO-CuO/Al2O3 catalyst. The maximum conversion of ethyl alcohol, selectivity of acetaldehyde yield was 48, 85.3 and 32% respectively and the concentration of by product hydrogen was 98%.

Keywords: Dehydrogenation, ethyl alcohol, acetaldehyde, catalyst, integral flow reactor.

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