Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1989, 54, 375-387

Optimal catalyst activity distribution in fixed-bed reactor with catalyst deactivation

Jozef Markoš and Alena Brunovská

Department of Organic Technology, Slovak Institute of Technology, 812 37 Bratislava


In this paper the influence of the active catalyst location in a pellet on fixed-bed catalytic reactor performance is described. The optimal activity distribution as a function of an economic parameter (ratio of product and catalyst costs), Thiele modulus and Damkohler number is estimated.