The kinetics of catalytic incineration of c2H5SH and (CH3)2S2 over a Pt/Al2O3 Catalyst

H. Chu, W. T. Lee, Y. Y. Chiou, T. K. Tseng

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Catalytic incineration is one of the cost-effective technologies to solve the troublesome VOCs. However, some sulfur containing VOCs, such as ethyl mercaptan and dimethyl disulfide, may deactivate the Pt catalyst that is commonly used in the catalytic incineration process. The catalytic incineration of these compounds over a Pt/Al2O3 catalyst was carried out in a bench scale catalytic incinerator. Three kinetic models, such as power-rate law, Mars and Van Krevelen model, and Langmuir-Hinshelwood model were used to analyze the results. A differential reactor design was used for best fit of kinetic models in this study. The results show that the Langmuir-Hinshelwood model is feasible to describe the catalytic incineration of both C2H5SH and (CH3)2S2. This suggests that the chemical adsorption of O2 molecule is important in the process of catalytic incineration of C2H5SH and (CH3)2S2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-522
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironmental Technology (United Kingdom)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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