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Compact reactor and carbon supported catalyst system for multiphase air oxidation

Objective

1. To develop a microchannel compact reactor system suitable for use in three phase catalytic air oxidation reactions. The geometry will be optimized to provide precise control of the oxygen concentration along the reaction pathway whilst providing enhanced gas-liquid-solid mixing and improved heat transfer.
2. To develop the spherical mesoporous carbon catalyst support system required by the microchannel geometry for the two classes of oxidation reactions with the precisely tailored micro-rneso pore structure required for optimum catalyst performance.
3.To develop the bimetallic (eg. Pt-Bi) catalyst systems that in conjunction with the optimized support and reactor will give the required performance in fine chemical and pharmaceutical manufacture

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Bath
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Albert Einstein 2
69626 Villeurbanne
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 136
2628 BL Delft
MAST CARBON LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Henly Park
GU3 2AF Guilford Surrey