Biniwale , Rajesh B. and Kariya, N and Yamashiro, H and Ichikawa, Masaru (2006) Heat Transfer and Thermographic Analysis of Catalyst Surface during Multiphase Phenomena under Spray-Pulsed Conditions for Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexane over Pt Catalysts. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (7). pp. 3189-3196. ISSN 1520-6106

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Dehydrogenation of cyclohexane over Pt/alumite and Pt/activated carbon catalysts has been carried out for hydrogen storage and supply to fuel cell applications. An unsteady state has been created using spray pulsed injection of cyclohexane over the catalyst surface to facilitate the endothermic reaction to occur efficiently. Higher temperature of the catalyst surface is more favorable for the reaction, thus the heat transfer phenomena and temperature profile under alternate wet and dry conditions created using spray pulsed injection becomes important. IR thermography has been used for monitoring of temperature profile of the catalyst surface simultaneously with product analysis. The heat flux from the plate-type heater to the catalyst has been estimated using a rapid temperature recording and thermocouple arrangement. The estimated heat flux under transient conditions was in the range of 10-15 kW/m2, which equates the requirement for endothermic reactions to the injection frequency of 0.5 Hz, as used in this study. The analysis of temperature profiles, reaction products over two different supports namely activated carbon cloth and alumite, reveals that the more conductive support such as alumite is more suitable for dehydrogenation of cyclohexane.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajesh Biniwale
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 10:27
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 10:27

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