Microkinetic modeling of the hydrogenation of nitrate in water on Pd–Sn/Al2O3 catalyst
An alumina supported palladium–tin catalyst was investigated in the nitrate catalytic hydrogenation in water and was active and selective for the reaction. A reaction mechanism was proposed using a microkinetic model without assuming the rate-determining step of the process. Kinetics measurements were performed in a semi-batch reactor varying the temperature in a range 278–318 K. A statistical fit was achieved with concentration data, obtained from the microkinetic modeling and the experimental practice, providing satisfactory statistical variance.
Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (146 K)Download as PowerPoint slideHighlights► Microkinetic model for nitrate hydrogenation in water on Pd–Sn/Al2O3 catalyst. ► The kinetic model showed good adherence to experimental data. ► Coverage of active sites was followed along reaction time.
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volumes 445–446, 28 November 2012, Pages 26–34