Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 663-671

Modelling of impregnation of γ-alumina with cobalt and molybdenum salts. CoCl2-(NH4)2MoO4-γ-Al2O3 (aluminate type) system

Jiří Hanika, Vladimír Janoušek and Karel Sporka

Department of Organic Technology, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Adsorption data for the impregnation of alumina with an aqueous solution of cobalt dichloride and ammonium molybdate were treated in terms of the Langmuir adsorption isotherm and compared with a mathematical model set up to describe the kinetics of simultaneous impregnation of a support by two components. The effective diffusion coefficients of the two components at 25 °C in a cylindrical particle of alumina were obtained. The validity of the model used was verified qualitatively by comparing the numerical results with the experimental time dependent concentration profiles of the active components in a catalyst particle, measured by electron microanalysis technique.