In-situ spatially resolved techniques for the investigation of packed bed catalytic reactors: Current status and future outlook of Spaci-FB

Alexandre Goguet, Caomhan Stewart, Jamal Touitou, Kevin Morgan

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Abstract

Over the past two decades a large effort has been dedicated to the development and optimization of techniques aimed at resolving the evolution of the chemistry within structured catalysts such as monoliths or foams under operando conditions. This approach, known as spatial resolution, is a powerful tool in the unravelling of complex reaction networks, as well as kinetic characterization. The most recent developments have been made at providing such spatial resolution at the early stages of the catalyst development, i.e., when the catalyst is still in its powdered form. Techniques aimed at providing spatial resolutions of the gas composition, of structural information, and of adsorbate distributions via X-ray and vibrational-based spectroscopies, respectively, are developing rapidly. The ability to simultaneously operate these spatially resolved approaches has the potential of providing a powerful platform for reaction mechanism investigations. Herein, we discuss and evaluate the development of a spatially resolved technique for powdered catalysts developed at Queen's University Belfast, namely the Spaci-FB. Furthermore, some aims and aspirations for further evolution of spatially resolved techniques are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatially Resolved Operando Measurements in Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactors
EditorsAnthony Dixon, Olaf Deutschmann, Guy Marin
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages131-160
Number of pages30
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9780128125892
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier
Volume50

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