Modelling of a photocatalytic reactor with a fixed bed of supported catalyst

Alessio Alexiadis*, G. Baldi, I. Mazzarino

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This work intends to develop a mathematical model of a fixed bed reactor and tests this model with experimental data. For this reason, we introduce some specific knowledge about light absorption from the catalyst, about the hydrodynamic interpretation of the reactor and the kinetic behaviour of photocatalytic reactions. Afterwards, we summarise this information and set up a complex mathematical model. We use this model in order to identify the kinetic constants of some reactions. We also formulate some simplified models to be used in particular circumstances and we compare the results of the complex model and the simplified models. Moreover, we compare experimental data of conversion and the results estimated with our model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-474
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2001


  • Photocatalytic oxidation
  • Supported photocatalyst
  • Water pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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