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General features: The particles are suspended in a mechanically stirred liquid and also by the uprising gas bubbles. The reaction involves complex mass transfer from the gas bubbles to liquid medium, and finally to the catalytic particles.


Reaction phases : Liquid and gas


Operation : Batch


Particle size and shape : Size of < 200 micron is used for good suspension. Particles must be attrition resistant.


Heat of reaction : Excessive heat of reaction is absorbed through liquid medium and exchanged by external cooling jacket. The catalyst suspension may be circulated for better heat removal.

Examples

  1. Hydrogenation of benzene to cyclohexane with Raney®-Nickel catalyst at 200 °C and 20~30 bar.

Recommended References

  1. J.F.Le Page, Applied heterogeneous catalysis-design, manufacture, use of solid catalysts, Gulf Publishing Co., 1987.
  2. H.H.Lee, Heterogeneous reactor design, Butterworth Publishers, 1985.
  3. K.Weissermal and H.-J.Arpe, Industial Organic Chemistry, 3rd Ed.,VCH, 1997.