443836 Oxidative Dehydrogenation of n-Butane on Carbon Catalysts

Monday, April 11, 2016
Exhibit Hall E (George R. Brown )
Sungwon Hwang1, Geon Joong Kim2 and Sungwon Park2, (1)Chemical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea, (2)Inha University, Incheon, South Korea

Butenes and butadiene, which are one of the important industrial chemical products to produce synthetic rubber , are sythesized traditionally by oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of n-butane over various mixed metal oxides. Metal-free carbon nanomaterials has recently received much attention by researchers as a catalyst for the ODH reaction due to its environmental acceptability, corrosion resistance, and unique surface properties. For the reason, the reaction system was modelled in this study for the sythesis of butene and butadiene. For the modelling of the reaction system, the catalytic performance of several carbon catalysts, such as graphite and activated carbon, were initially tested. Then, the reaction mechanisms and kinetics were developed based on experimental results. Lastly, the mathematical modeling of the reaction system was optimized to maximize an overall yield of the main products. This approach allowed us to develop the optimized reaction system more efficiently.

This research was respectfully supported by Engineering Development Research Center (EDRC) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE). (No.N0000990)

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