Oxidation Kinetics of Propane-Air Mixture over NiCo2O4 Catalyst Emitted from LPG Vehicles

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Submitted: 20-11-2016
Published: 01-08-2017
Section: Original Research Articles

This paper describes the kinetics of catalytic air oxidation of propane. The kinetics data were collected in a plug flow tubular reactor. The experiments were performed over the NiCo2O4 catalyst prepared by co-precipitation method followed by calcination at 400 oC. The kinetic data were collected under the following conditions: 200 mg of catalyst, 2.5 % of propane in air, total flow rate of 60 mL/min, and temperature ranges of 130-170 oC. The data were fitted to the power law rate equation. The activation    energy and frequency factor were found to be 59.3 kJ/g mol and 2.9×108 (mol)0.47.L0.53/g cat.h, respectively. Copyright © 2017 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Received: 20th November 2016; Revised: 26th February 2017; Accepted: 26th February 2017

How to Cite: Trivedi, S., Prasad, R., Chadha, S. (2017). Oxidation Kinetics of Propane-Air Mixture over NiCo2O4 Catalyst Emitted from LPG Vehicles. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 12 (2): 191-196 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.12.2.798.191-196)

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Keywords

Complete combustion; Oxidation kinetics; HC emissions; propane-air mixture; NiCo2O4 catalyst

  1. Suverna Trivedi 
    Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005 , India
  2. Ram Prasad 
    Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005 , India
  3. S. Chadha 
    Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005 , India

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