The oxidation of methylene chloride over manganese dioxide catalyst
Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Environmental Science
Master of Science
Bozzelli, Joseph W.
Farrauto, Robert J.
Transition metal oxidation catalyst
Corrosive exposure to chlorine and HCI
This research presents results from a study with the goal of using a transition metal oxidation catalyst, manganese dioxide (MnO2) I to convert low concentrations of methylene chloride (CH2Cl2) in air and in a methane/air stream into CO2, H2O and HCl. Our objectives were to determine the oxidative effectiveness of the catalyst and its durability under the corrosive exposure to chlorine, HCl and other likely stack gas contaminants.
Experiments were carried out in a tubular packed bed integral reactor using gas chromatographic (FID and TCD) analysis for chlorocarbons and non-dispersive infrared analysis for CO and CO2. The results indicate:
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