Isopropyl alcohol dehydration over chrominophosphate catalysts-II. Deactivation

Yung Chih Kuo, Yu Wen Chen

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The progressive deactivation of isopropyl alcohol dehydration over the chrominophosphate catalysts was studied by a continuous-flow micro-reactor in the temperature range of 423-573 K at atmospheric pressure. The deactivation of the catalyst is mainly due to coke deposit, rather than the presence of water. The deactivation kinetics is first order and the decaying phenomena can be described by the shrinking core model. The coke deposition was correlated by the modified Voorhies empirical equation. Coke deposition on an active site would influence the activities on its neighboring sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Chemical Engineers
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000


  • Alcohol dehydration
  • Chrominophosphate
  • Coke
  • Deactivation
  • Model
  • Shrinking core


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