Kinetic Modeling of Sorbitol Aqueous-Phase Reforming over Pt/Al2O3

Alexey Kirilin, Johan Wärnå, Anton Tokarev, Dmitry Murzin

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Aqueous-phase reforming of polyols was investigated in the current work by mathematical modeling using sorbitol, which represents a C6-polyol originating from biomass processing. The reaction was studied in the presence of Pt/Al2O3 catalyst at 498 K and 29.3 bar in a continuous fixed-bed reactor under kinetic control. The feasible scheme describing main pathways of sorbitol transformation was proposed considering experimental and literature data. The kinetic model was compared with experimental data through numerical data fitting showing good correspondence.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)4580–4588
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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