Chapter 5

Realistic Catalyst Testing in High-Throughput Parallel Small- Scale Reactor Systems

Jan C. van der Waal, Erik-Jan Ras, C. Martin Lok, Roel Moonen and Nelleke van der Puil


High-throughput experimentation for catalysis testing has become an established practice in catalytic research, yet obtaining accurate and relevant results is still considered an art. Here, the engineering concepts of the Flowrence parallel smallscale reactor systems are discussed. The influence of catalyst particle size, flow patterns, pressure drop and temperature profiles on the quality of catalytic results is exemplified by several case studies on Fischer-Tropsch, Oxidative Coupling of Methane and Hydrotreating to obtain Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel.

Total Pages: 197-226 (30)

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