Catalytic combustion of ethyl acetate

GÜRMEN ÖZÇELİK T., Atalay S., Alpay E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.31, no.6, pp.605-610, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2006.06.010
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-610


The catalytic combustion of ethyl acetate over prepared metal oxide catalysts was investigated. CeO, Co2O3, Mn2O3, Cr2O3, and CeO-Co2O3 catalysts were prepared on monolith supports and they were tested. Before conducting the catalyst experiments, we searched for the homogeneous gas phase combustion reaction of ethylacetate. According to the homogeneous phase experimental results, 45% of ethylacetate was converted at the maximum reactor temperature tested (350 degrees C). All the prepared catalysts were tested in order to find the best catalyst for the complete combustion of ethyl acetate. According to the results, all these catalysts produced higher conversion rates than that of the homogeneous experiment; however, none of the prepared catalysts resulted in complete combustion. The maximum conversion obtained with the CeO catalyst at 350 degrees C was 72%.