Mathematical Modeling of Toluene Oxidation with a Periodic Reactor Operation
Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
, E-ISSN: 1588-2837
||Mathematic modeling, Nonsteady-state kinetic model, Toluene partial oxidation, Vanadia/titania catalyst
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Mathematical modeling of toluene oxidation under unsteady state catalyst created by forced oscillations of concentration of toluene in the reactor inlet was carried out. It is shown that, under periodic reactor operation, the benzaldehyde yield was up to several times higher than the steady state value. This was explained by the participation of different oxygen species in the partial and total oxidation on the catalyst surface.