A 'plug & play' microreactor for rapid screening of the activity of a catalyst on different supports

S.R.A. Loos, de, J. Schaaf, van der, M.H.J.M. Croon, de, T.A. Nijhuis, J.C. Schouten

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Abstract

A ‘plug & play’ micro reactor is demonstrated for the rapid screening of the activity of a heterogeneous catalyst on different types of supports. The micro reactor can hold three interchangeable plates with each the same catalyst support. As a proof-of-principle, the hydrogenation of 3-methyl-1-pentyn-3-ol over a Pd catalyst has been performed over three different supports, viz., flat plates, washcoated plates and plates covered with carbon nano fibres. The flat plate support shows (partly) kinetically limited reaction rates, where carbon nano fibres do not run into these limitations, due to the larger surface area available for catalyst deposition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE-21), June 13-16, 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Place of PublicationUSA
Pages-P131
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 21) - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 201016 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 21)
Abbreviated titleISCRE 21
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period13/06/1016/06/10

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    Loos, de, S. R. A., Schaaf, van der, J., Croon, de, M. H. J. M., Nijhuis, T. A., & Schouten, J. C. (2010). A 'plug & play' microreactor for rapid screening of the activity of a catalyst on different supports. In Proceedings 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE-21), June 13-16, 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA (pp. -P131).