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This research work studied factors effecting on the dehydration reaction of a-olefins from 1-decanol. The aim of this work was to evaluate the influence of each reaction parameters on the reaction by applying central composite design. Two reaction parameters, temperature (250-320 ºC) and WHSV (6-34/h) with 5 levels were studied. From the result, it was found that the reaction temperature had higher effect on the dehydration of 1-decanol than the space velocity. Moreover, no interaction between reaction temperature and space velocity was found. The optimum reaction condition for the dehydration of 1-decanol in a pack-bed reactor was at 320 ºC and 10.50/h. With this condition, the amount of a-decene produced was 39.2 %.
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