Stability in catalytic oxidation of styrene over Co3O4/Al2O3

Birgitta Narindri Rara Winayu, Wei Ming Tsai, Ting Ke Tseng, Hsin Chu

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The application of metal oxides in catalytic oxidation of organic pollutants has gained high interest due to their high efficiency and eco-friendly character. In this study, styrene was catalytically oxidized by coating Co and Ni oxides on Al2O3, SiO2, and Al2SiO5 support materials. Combination of 30 wt% Co oxide and Al2O3 presented the best styrene catalytic oxidation with detection of Co3O4 structure. The impact of different operating conditions on 30 wt% Co3O4/Al2O3 was also investigated. Higher initial concentration of styrene reduced the active site number and led to lower conversion. Likewise, decline of catalytic performance was also seen in the presence of higher space velocity and the absence of O2 in the system. In the deactivation test, deposited carbon was found through tests of catalyst characteristic. Moreover, the Langmuir-Hinshelwood and Mars van Krevelen kinetics modeling well fitted the data to describe the reaction kinetics of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-59
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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