Support effects in catalyzed carbon gasification

C. A. Leon y Leon, L. R. Radovic

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Gasification catalysts pretreated at > 973 K exhibit reactivity variations attributable solely to geometric effects, which are indicative of the reaction's sympathetic structure-sensitivity. In contrast, catalysts pretreated at < 973 K exhibit an apparent antipathetic structure sensitivity which is in fact attributable to indirect, chemical-type metal-support interactions, MSI. Various metals were found to manifest either (I) a decrease, (II) no variation, or (III) an increase in the reaction's apparent activation energy, Eact, with increasing initial oxygen content in the carbon support, %O. By analogy with geometric structure-sensitivity definitions [2], cases I, II and III should be viewed as examples of antipathetic, passive, and sympathetic chemical sensitivity to %O.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-499
Number of pages2
JournalExtended Abstracts and Program - Biennial Conference on Carbon
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Event20th Biennial Conference on Carbon - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 23 1991Jun 28 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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