Catalytic incineration of n-hexane on Pt/Al2O3

Wei Jei Wang, Yu Wen Chen

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The catalytic incineration of n-hexane over a Pt/Al2O3 catalyst has been studied using a fixed bed reaction. The reaction was carried out in dry air between 250 and 350 °C and at 1 atm pressure. The concentration of n-hexane was between 25 and 300 ppm. The reaction was found to be zero order in n-hexane concentration and the activation energy was found to be 21 kcal/mol. The zero order kinetics can be explained by a surface redox cycle known as Mars-van Krevelen mechanism in which the oxidation of surface Pt is the rate-controlling step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalReaction Kinetics & Catalysis Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1991


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