The effect of a coverage-dependent heat of adsorption on temperature-programmed desorption and adsorption in porous catalysts

A. R. Balkenende, J. W. Geus, A. J.H.M. Kock, R. J. van der Pas

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Abstract

A model describing adsorption and desorption in a bed of porous catalyst pellets is presented. The model has been used to simulate temperature-programmed desorption. In particular the effect of a coverage-dependent heat of adsorption has been investigated and the consequences thereof for commonly used interpretation methods are shown. It appears that the method in which the heating rate is varied and the method using desorption rate isotherms yield values which roughly approach the heat of adsorption used for the calculation of the desorption profiles in the case of the coveragedependent heat of adsorption. Adsorption experiments, either in a flow of adsorbate or under static conditions, have also been simulated. If the net rate of adsorption is high, the catalyst surface is covered frontwise. When the amount of adsorbate supplied from the gas phase is insufficient to bring about complete surface coverage, nonuniform coverage results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-375
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1989
Externally publishedYes

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