Sintering and stabilisation of silica catalyst supports

C. Fan*, M. S. Wainwright, D. L. Trimm, I. M. Hoodless, N. W. Cant

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    The kinetics of sintering of Aerosil silica catalyst supports have been measured at temperatures of 500, 700 and 900°C. Silica supports are relatively stable up to 700°C with substantial sintering occuring at 900°C. The addition of ca 1 wt% MgO stabilises the system at high temperatures that might be encountered when decoking of metal catalysts supported on silica is carried out.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHEMECA '90, Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference
    Editors Anon
    PublisherPubl by Univ of Auckland School of Engineering
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    EventEighteenth Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference Part 2 (of 2) - Auckland, NZ
    Duration: 27 Aug 199030 Aug 1990


    OtherEighteenth Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference Part 2 (of 2)
    CityAuckland, NZ


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