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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 728472, 4 pages
Research Article

Comparison of the Effects of Fluidized-Bed and Fixed-Bed Reactors in Microwave-Assisted Catalytic Decomposition of TCE by Hydrogen

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China

Received 13 June 2012; Revised 6 August 2012; Accepted 6 August 2012

Academic Editor: Wen-Hua Sun

Copyright © 2012 Lili Ren and Jin Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Trichloroethylene (TCE) decomposition by hydrogen with microwave heating under different reaction systems was investigated. The activities of a series of catalysts for microwave-assisted TCE hydrodechlorination were tested through the fixed-bed and the fluidized-bed reactor systems. This study found that the different reaction system is suitable for different catalyst type. And there is an interactive relationship between the catalyst type and the reaction bed type.