Mixture effects during the oxidation of toluene, ethyl acetate and ethanol over a cryptomelane catalyst.

Abstract

The catalytic oxidation of two-component VOC mixtures (ethanol, ethyl acetate and toluene) was studied over cryptomelane. Remarkable mixture effects were observed on the activity and the selectivity. Toluene inhibits both ethyl acetate and ethanol oxidation, this effect being more evident in the case of ethyl acetate. For instance, the temperature for 100% conversion is about 210 °C when ethyl acetate is oxidised alone, and 250 °C or higher, when it is oxidised in mixtures with toluene. On the contrary, toluene oxidation is only slightly inhibited by the presence of ethyl acetate, while the presence of ethanol has a promoting effect. Concerning the mixtures of ethyl acetate and ethanol, both compounds have a mutual inhibitory effect, which is more evident in the case of ethyl acetate (the temperature for 100% conversion of ethyl acetate is about 45 °C higher when ethyl acetate is oxidised in mixtures with ethanol, while in the case of ethanol the corresponding increase is only 10 °C).

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.10.036

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@article{Santos2011MixtureED, title={Mixture effects during the oxidation of toluene, ethyl acetate and ethanol over a cryptomelane catalyst.}, author={Vera P. Santos and Manuel Fernando Ribeiro Pereira and Jos{\'e} Joaquim de Melo {\'O}rf{\~a}o and Jos{\'e} L Figueiredo}, journal={Journal of hazardous materials}, year={2011}, volume={185 2-3}, pages={1236-40} }