On apparent activation energy of structure sensitive heterogeneous catalytic reactions

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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List of Authors: Dmitry Yu. Murzin
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Catalysis Letters
Journal acronym: Catal. Lett.
Volume number: 149
Start page: 1455
End page: 1463
eISSN: 1572-879X


The notion of apparent activation energy is discussed in relation to structure sensitivity of complex heterogeneous catalytic reactions comprising several steps. The cases of nonuniform surfaces (intrinsic and induced) are considered, showing that the apparent activation energy depends on the cluster size and surface coverage. The theoretical analysis of the apparent activation energy was also extended for the two step sequence with deactivating catalyst by poisoning or when coking occurs as a result of the reactant interactions with an intermediate.


Chemical Engineering

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