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Estimation of Catalyst Deactivation Parameters from Operating Reactor Data

Gavalas, G. R. and Hsu, G. C. and Seinfeld, J. H. (1972) Estimation of Catalyst Deactivation Parameters from Operating Reactor Data. Chemical Engineering Journal, 4 (1). pp. 77-84. ISSN 1385-8947. doi:10.1016/0300-9467(72)80056-X.

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Techniques are presented for estimating the parameters of catalyst deactivation models from the operating data of industrial reactors. In the case of a first-order deactivation model, the partial differential equations describing the main reaction and deactivation are transformed to an ordinary differential equation for which estimation techniques are well established. The general power deactivation model can only be treated approximately and the case of a bifunctional catalyst must be treated by special methods. A numerical example is presented for the oxidation of butene to butadiene.

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Additional Information:© 1972 Elsevier B.V. Received 22 September, 1971; in final form 10 January, 1972. This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant GK 10136.
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Official Citation:G.R. Gavalas, G.C. Hsu, J.H. Seinfeld, Estimation of catalyst deactivation parameters from operating reactor data, The Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, October 1972, Pages 77-84, ISSN 0300-9467, (
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