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Author(s): Adélio Mendes
Fernão D. Magalhães
Luis M. Madeira
Title: Sucrose Inversion - An Experiment on Heterogeneous Catalysis
Issue Date: 2003
Abstract: llustration of heterogeneous catalysis concepts in laboratory courses is not usually simple or economical. For our undergraduate senior lab course we have developed an environmentally friendly experiment dealing with several aspects of heterogeneous catalysis, having in mind the use of readily available and relatively inexpensive equipment, and chemicals on a compact setup, which students can safely operate. The experiment deals with the acid-catalyzed sucrose inversion, performed in packed bed chemical reactors, where the catalyst is a cation-exchange resin in the H + form. An additional reactor is included for illustrating an enzyme-catalyzed system. The conversion achieved is determined using the Flow Injection Analysis technique.
Subject: Tecnologia química, Engenharia química
Chemical technology, Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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