Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, First Edition by I. Chorkendorff, J. W. Niemantsverdriet

By I. Chorkendorff, J. W. Niemantsverdriet

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Hence, we are looking for constants a1 and a2 for which a1 a2 1 + = [A] 0 - x [ B] 0 - x ([ A ] 0 - x ) ([ B] 0 - x ) (61) A little algebra gives us the following solution x 1 ò0 [B] 0 - [A] 0 ì 1 í [A] î 0-x - t ü ý d x = ò k dt [B] 0 - x þ 0 1 (62) which is easily integrated, using the boundary conditions x = 0 at t = 0, to ì [A] 0 [B] 0 - x ü 1 ln í ý = kt [B] 0 - [A] 0 î [B] 0 [A] 0 - x þ (63) Two special cases are of interest. g. in the recombination of two O radicals to O2. Obviously, we cannot use Eq.

Such matters are to a large extent the province of materials science. Typical issues of interest are porosity, strength, and attrition resistance such that catalysts are able to survive the conditions inside industrial reactors. This area of catalysis is mainly (though not exclusively) dealt with by industry, in particular by catalyst manufacturers. Consequently, much of the knowledge is covered by patents. The macroscopic level is that of reactors, be it the 25 cm test reactor in the laboratory or the 10 m high reactor vessel in an industrial plant.

We also want to include the possibility that the initial gas mixture contains some ammonia. Thus, in general terms the reactor contains a gas mixture; component X is present at nX moles, and to indicate the initial number of moles at the start of the reaction we use the superscript i. By introducing the extent of reaction, n, defined as xº nX - nXi nx (34) The final number of moles can then easily be calculated knowing the stoichiometric number as shown in Tab. 3. Parameters needed to estimate the conversion of hydrogen and nitrogen into ammonia at constant pressure.

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