The partial oxidation of ethane to ethylene and acetic acid on supported MoVNbPd/TiO2 (P25 of Degussa) has been investigated. Pd was added in a nano-metallic form. The catalyst composition was also different from similar studied catalysts. This results in a better selectivity towards acetic acid formation. The reaction was carried out in a tubular reactor at temperature range 225–275 °C, total pressure range 0–200 psig and oxygen percentage in the feed gas of 10–40%. The feed gas contains ethane and oxygen. In this work, we develop a kinetic model for the reaction for the developed catalyst. In this model, we assume that oxidation reactions take place on different sites; ethane oxidation takes place on one site, ethylene oxidation on another site, and CO is oxidized to CO2 on a third site. The model exhibits good agreement with the experimental data.
Al-Mayman, Sulaiman; Soliman, Moustafa A.; Al-Awadi, Abdulrhman S.; and Al-Zeghayer, Yousef S., "Reaction Kinetics of Ethane Partial Oxidation to Acetic Acid" (2018). Chemical Engineering. 36.