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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