Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2018, Page: 175-188
The Aromatization of Propene Via Nano-Size HZSM-5
Wayne Seames, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Swapnil Fegade, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Inna Sakodynskaya, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Darrin Muggli, Engineering Department, Benedictine College, Atchison, USA
Brian Tande, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Alena Kubátová, Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Evguenii Kozliak, Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Received: Oct. 17, 2018;       Accepted: Nov. 1, 2018;       Published: Nov. 28, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.20180605.13      View  700      Downloads  108
Zeolite (ZSM) catalysts are known to convert small-size alkenes, e.g., propene, into aromatic hydrocarbons, specifically benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX), with both high efficiency and specificity. The efficiency of conventional and hierarchical nano-size ZSM-5 for propene aromatization was compared in this study using a Design of Experiments (DOE) approach combined with detailed product analysis. Contrary to our expectations, the former showed a significantly greater BTX yield than the latter. Analysis of the obtained data by DOE and additional experiments with soybean oil cracking using both catalyst types indicated that a reason for the observed reduced activity of nano-scale zeolites may be tenacious water adsorption, which may reduce the catalyst active site availability to the substrate.
Aromatization, Zeolite, Nano-Size HZSM-5, Hierarchical Catalyst, Design of Experiments, BTX, ZSM-5
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Wayne Seames, Swapnil Fegade, Inna Sakodynskaya, Darrin Muggli, Brian Tande, Alena Kubátová, Evguenii Kozliak, The Aromatization of Propene Via Nano-Size HZSM-5, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2018, pp. 175-188. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20180605.13
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