OB52 Effects of Biomass Inorganics on Rhodium Catalysts for Catalytic Gasification

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 9:20 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Reetam Chakrabarti and Lanny D. Schmidt, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
This work describes the effects of common biomass inorganics on rhodium catalysts for catalytic gasification in short contact time reactors. This has been studied by two experimental designs-cofeeding and adding them directly to the catalyst. Reactor performance, catalyst characterization and regeneration were studied to understand interaction of inorganics with rhodium.

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