The kinetics of catalytic incineration of styrene over a MnO/Fe2O3 catalyst

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

41 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Catalytic incineration is one of the cost-effective technologies to deal with unwanted volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Catalytic incineration of styrene over a MnO/Fe2O3 catalyst was carried out in a bench scale catalytic incinerator. Three kinetic models, the power-rate law, the Mars and van Krevelen model and the 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 may be feasible to describe the catalytic incineration of styrene. This suggests that the chemical adsorption of either O2 molecules or O atoms is important in the process of catalytic incineration of styrene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume275
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The kinetics of catalytic incineration of styrene over a MnO/Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> catalyst'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this