catalyst decay

Synonym: catalyst deactivation
The conversion in a catalytic reaction performed under constant conditions of reaction often decreases with time of run or time on stream. This phenomenon is called catalyst deactivation or @C00876@ decay.
PAC, 1976, 46, 71. (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - Appendix II. Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Part II: Heterogeneous Catalysis) on page 83 [Terms] [Paper]