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

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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
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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