Investigation of the Activity of Nano Structure Mn/γ-Al2O3 Catalyst for Combustion of 2-Propanol

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, I. R. Iran


This paper reports results of a study regarding the activities of nano structure Mn/γ-Al2O3 and γ-Al2O3 catalysts for oxidation of 2-propanol (as a model of volatile organic compound). Nanostructure of catalysts was revealed using XRD, SEM and TEM techniques. Catalytic studies were carried out in U-shaped packed bed reactor under atmospheric pressure and at the reaction temperature of 150- 500°C. Results showed that the introducing of manganese onto γ-Al2O3 improves the activity of Mn/γ-Al2O3 compared to pure γ-Al2O3 for oxidation of 2-propanol. This study confirms that nanostructure Mn/γ-Al2O3 catalysts can be suitable for oxidation of organic compounds. This study, hopefully, holds the promise for the eliminating of 2-propanol contained hazardous materials in industrial application.