Abatement of volatile organic compounds using photocatalysis: Reaction kinetics for toluene photo-oxidation on TiO 2-based catalysts

C. A. Korologos, S. G. Poulopoulos, C. J. Philippopoulos

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Abstract

The photocatalytic oxidation of toluene in the gas phase using various TiO 2-based catalysts was studied. Five forms of TiO 2 were tested, i.e., TiO 2, TiO 2-Pt, TiO 2-Fe, TiO 2-Ce, and TiO 2 (isopropoxide). Toluene conversion followed the same profile for all catalysts, i.e., went through a maximum and then decreased with increasing toluene inlet concentration. A Langmuir-Hinshelwood rate expression was used to fit the experimental data and the reaction rate and adsorption constants were estimated for each catalyst. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering-7 and 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2010 (Prague, Czech Republic 8/28/2010-9/1/2010).

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 28 2010Sep 1 2010

Other

Other19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2010 and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, ECCE-7
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period8/28/109/1/10

Keywords

  • Aromatics
  • Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetics
  • Titanium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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