Deoxygenation of dilute and concentrated stearic acid over 2% Pd/C beads was performed in a continuous reactor at 300 °C and 20 bar pressure of Ar or 5%H2/Ar. Stable operation was obtained in 5%H 2 atmosphere, with 95% conversion of 10 mol % dilute stearic acid in dodecane and 12% conversion of pure stearic acid. Deactivation took place in H 2-deficient gas atmosphere, probably as a result of the formation of unsaturated products and coking in the pore system. Transient experiments with step changes were performed: 1 h was required for the step change to be visible in liquid sampling,whereas steady states were achieved after a total of 2.5-3 h. Postreaction analysis of the spent catalyst revealed that a deactivation profile was formed downward over the catalyst bed.
|Julkaisu||Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 5 lokak. 2011|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu|