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Abstract

In terms of chemical reaction kinetics, the efficiency of a catalyst can be characterized by its selectivity for a given product and its activity [1]. The activity refers to the rate at which it makes a reaction proceeds towards chemical equilibrium. It can be expressed as the number of reacted molecules per unit time and per active site, known as the turnover number. The selectivity measures the extent to which a catalyst accelerates the formation of a given product. It is defined as the percentage of the consumed reactant which is transformed to the desired product. Depending on the type of reaction being considered, a catalyst may be useful for its activity, its selectivity or both. If several products can possibly be formed, the selectivity is often the more important property.

Keywords

Selective Catalytic Reduction High Specific Surface Area Vanadium Oxide Glass Producer Alumina Aerogel 
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