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Kinetic Model for the Manufacturing of 1,2-Propanediol (1,2-PDO) via Hydrogenolysis of Bio-glycerol Over Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) Derived Cu0.45Zn0.15Mg5.4Al2O9 Catalyst in an Autoclave Reactor


Kinetic model for the formation of 1,2-propanediol via liquid-phase glycerol hydrogenolysis was developed in presence of a layered double hydroxide (LDH) precursor derived Cu0.45Zn0.15Mg5.4Al2O9 catalyst. A new reaction pathway of glycerol hydrogenolysis is proposed. The experimental concentrations of feed and products were fitted in the Langmuir–Hinshelwood–Hougen–Watson (LHHW) model. The model equations were solved by ode23s in MATLAB. The kinetic variables were estimated by minimizing the residual sum of squares between the experimental and model-predicted concentrations of feed and products. Results suggested that the LHHW model satisfactorily correlated with the experimental data.

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The authors are grateful to the DEAN, SRIC, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India for supporting this work via SRIC-Fund under F.I.G (Scheme-A). The fellowship awarded by the MHRD, Government of India to carry out this study at IIT Roorkee is highly acknowledged. The contribution of Dr. Smita Mondal to complete the revision of this manuscript is highly acknowledged.

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Meena, M.L., Pandey, D.K., Malviya, H. et al. Kinetic Model for the Manufacturing of 1,2-Propanediol (1,2-PDO) via Hydrogenolysis of Bio-glycerol Over Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) Derived Cu0.45Zn0.15Mg5.4Al2O9 Catalyst in an Autoclave Reactor. Catal Lett (2021).

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  • Glycerol hydrogenolysis
  • Autoclave reactor
  • LDH catalyst
  • 1,2-PDO
  • Kinetic model