Etienne F. Vansant

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The increasing awareness of the need to create green and sustainable production processes in all fields of chemistry has stimulated materials scientists to search for innovative catalysts supports. These new catalytic supports should allow the heterogenization of most catalytic processes, increasing the efficiency and selectivity of the synthesis and(More)
Four various mesoporous silicas (MCM-48, SBA-15, MCF, and MSU) were modified by the molecular designed dispersion method using Fe(acac)3, Cr(acac)3, and Cu(acac)2 complexes. The deposition was performed at the same concentration of the metal acetylacetonate (acac) complex in a toluene solution. All as-synthesized samples were investigated by diffuse(More)
The Wheeler-Jonas model is well known for its good prediction of breakthrough times for organic vapors on activated carbon beds. However, it is valid only in dry conditions: no prewetting of the filter and no humidity in the ambient air during use. One of the parameters that is likely to be influenced is the overall mass transfer coefficient kv. By(More)
The modified Wheeler-Jonas model is well known for its good prediction of breakthrough times for organic vapors on activated carbon beds. To use this model adequately one must estimate the overall adsorption rate coefficient kv. In this work a new equation is proposed to calculate kv. The relevant parameters of this equation are the airstream velocity, the(More)
Vanadium oxide was deposited on mesoporous titania by the molecular designed dispersion method to investigate the potential properties of these catalysts. Mesoporous titania was synthesized following the evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) method with a subsequent treatment with ammonia to increase the thermal stability. As a result, the mesoporous(More)
Mesoporous SBA-16 and SBA-15 were studied in order to control their possible morphologies. SBA-16 is synthesized using a silicon source (tetraethoxysilane, TEOS) and a ternary system consisting of surfactant F127 (EO106PO70EO106), water, and butanol. The same ternary system, with higher butanol concentration, is used to form SBA-15 material as well. An(More)
Supported vanadium and titanium oxide catalysts were prepared by adsorption and subsequent calcination of the vanadyl and titanyl acetylacetonate complexes, respectively, on mesoporous SBA-15 by the molecular designed dispersion (MDD) method. Liquid and gas phase depositions at different temperatures were carried out with vanadyl acetylacetonate, and the(More)
Thermally stable mesoporous titania can be synthesized following different synthesis routes. In this paper, mesoporous titania was synthesized applying the evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) method. The mesostructured titania was treated with an NH(4)OH solution to increase the thermal stability. The influence of this postsynthesis treatment on the(More)