P-W-BRC-13 Kinetic Study of Glycerol Hydrogenolysis by in situ Generated Hydrogen

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Iñaki Gandarias, P. L. Arias, Sara G Fernández and J. Requies, University of Basque Country, Spain.
A model was developed to describe glycerol hydrogenolysis to propanediol using formic acid as the hydrogen source in a semi-continuous system assuming Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetics. It was observed that both glycerol and propanediol compete to adsorb on the acid sites of the support. The model allowed process optimization analysis.

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