Organic oxidations are widely used commercially to produce a host of chemicals. Mass transfer limitations have often been suspected in these reactions and could be one explanation of the low selectivities to the intermediates in these reactions. Recent experimental data on the oxidation of cyclohexane have indicated a simple way to model the overall kinetics in these reactions which have been known to be autocatalytic. This paper examines the consequences of mass transfer with such a chemical reaction in the light of the film theory. The Van-Krevelen-Hoftijzer equation has been shown to be a reasonable approximation in predicting the enhancement factors.
|Title of host publication||Mass transfer with chemical reaction in liquid phase autocatalytic reactions|
|Publisher||Steering Committee of the Third Australasian Conference on Heat & Mass Transfer|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1985|