Adsorption and Catalysis at Liquid Phase Conditions: Fundamental Models Accounting for the Aggregation State.

Project Details


This project aims at describing tendencies in physisorption and reaction as a function of a number of molecular descriptors, such as the carbon number, degree of branching, polarity, dipole moment, molecular dimensions,... for different types of hydrocarbons and their mixtures on a series of zeolites. Fundamental modelling of these phenomena, with specific attention for the effect of aggregation state and polarity, fits into the development of a methodology for kinetic model building independent of the aggregation state in which the reaction kinetics were determined. In particular, the possibility to apply kinetics determined in gas-solid conditions to gas-liquidsolid conditions is appealing.
Effective start/end date1/01/0831/12/11

Flemish discipline codes

  • Other engineering and technology


  • chemistry