Synthesis of Reaction Mechanisms Consisting of Reversible and Irreversible Steps. 1. A Synthesis Approach in the Context of Simple Examples

Michael L. Mavrovouniotis, George Stephanopoulos

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Abstract

The analysis of pseudo-steady states of a chemical system can be aided by the identification of mechanisms responsible for overall reactions, from a known set of elementary steps that involve overall reactants and products as well as reaction intermediates. In the context of examples of catalytic synthesis of ammonia and methanol, an alternative approach for the construction of mechanisms from steps is presented. The approach is based on successive processing and elimination of reaction intermediates which should not appear in the net stoichiometry of the overall reactions accomplished.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1625-1637
Number of pages13
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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