Modeling of NO removal over CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalyst in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor

Muhammad F. Irfan, Sang Done Kim, Muhammad R. Usman

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The NO reduction over CuO/γ-Al2O3 catalyst in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor has been determined on the basis of the two-phase model at the maximum conversion temperature of 300 °C. This temperature is critical as it deals maximum conversion, NH3 adsorption/desorption, and NH3 oxidation, which also takes place above this temperature and hence causes a decrease of NO reduction. The effects of superficial gas velocity (ug), [NH3]/[NO] molar ratio, and the static bed height (hs) on the reduction efficiency of NO over CuO/γ-Al2O3 as a bed material in a fluidized bed reactor with variation of reaction temperatures (rate constant, kr) have been determined, and a model has been developed for the NO removal process in a bubbling fluidized bed using the two-phase theory. The results are compared with the simulation results obtained through the Maple and MATLAB simulation tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7959-7964
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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