Reaction Kinetic ofá-methylstyrene (AMS) Hydrogenation


In this research hydrogenation kinetic of alpha-methylstyrene (AMS) on Pd/Al2O3catalyst was studied. The reaction is mildly exothermic (ÄH=-109 kJ/mol). Intrinsickinetic law was investigated under wide range of operating conditions 0.1 and 0.2 gmcatalyst loading, 0.5-100 wt% AMS, 10, 15 and 20 bar pressure and 343-373 Ktemperature.The experiment data are fitted to estimate the kinetic parameters for different reactionmechanisms by using ACM (Aspen Custom Modeler) software. Finally the results ofproduced reaction mechanisms are compared with experimental results to obtain theoptimum reaction mechanism