Looking inside a working chemical reactor with time and space resolved X-ray diffraction
Deavid Wragg et al from inGAP is chosen as "ESRF spotlight" at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble.
Schematic setup of the method used for time- and space- resolved X-ray data collection
High-energy X-ray diffraction was used for time and space resolved in operando studies on the zeolite catalyst inside a working catalytic reactor for the methanol-to-olefin process. Scientists were able to correlate growth in size of the unit cell of the zeolite catalyst with its deactivation at different positions in the reactor. The behaviour they observed could be explained by a new kinetic model of the process.
ESRF spotlight (ESRF)
Case study, MTO (ESRF)
Methanol to Olefin project (inGAP)