Oriented hydrocracking of naphthalene into high-value light aromatics over difunctional catalysts: the effect of hydrogen spillover and utilization of hydro-reaction characteristics for different active metals

Embargo End Date
2021-09-29

Type
Article

Authors
Cao, Zhengkai
Zhang, Xia
Guo, Rong
Ding, Sijia
Mei, Jinlin
Wang, Xilong
Zheng, Peng
Fan, Jiyuan
Xu, Chunming
Duan, Aijun

KAUST Grant Number
OSR-2019-CPF-4103.2

Online Publication Date
2020-09-29

Print Publication Date
2020-11-06

Date
2020-09-29

Abstract
Serial difunctional catalysts supported on γ-Al2O3 and HY zeolite were synthesized and characterized systemically. The characterization results disclosed that hydrogen spillover existed in the NiMo and CoMo catalysts, and decreasing Ni/Mo and Co/Mo ratios could reduce hydrogen spillover. Meanwhile, the naphthalene hydrocracking behaviors over different catalysts were investigated and compared. The higher yield of cyclane for CoMo/AY catalysts demonstrated that hydrogen spillover could deeply hydrogenate naphthalene into cyclane. The combined catalysts of Ni/Y@CoMo/A, Ni/Y@NiMo/A and Ni/Y@Mo/A showed relatively lower conversions of naphthalene but higher yields of valued <C10 aromatics. The combined catalyst Ni/Y@CoMo/A presented the highest yield of light aromatics due to the appropriate reduction of hydrogen spillover and rational utilization of hydro-reaction characteristics for different active metals. Moreover, the stability of CoMo catalyst was higher than NiMo catalyst. The catalysts containing Co and Mo active metals presented low content of carbon deposition.

Citation
Cao, Z., Zhang, X., Guo, R., Ding, S., Mei, J., Wang, X., … Duan, A. (2020). Oriented hydrocracking of naphthalene into high-value light aromatics over difunctional catalysts: the effect of hydrogen spillover and utilization of hydro-reaction characteristics for different active metals. ACS Catalysis. doi:10.1021/acscatal.0c02929

Acknowledgements
This research was funded by the following projects:
National Natural Science Foundation of China including Nos. 21878330, 21676298 and 21808079.
CNPC Key Research Project numbered 2016E-0707.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award numbered OSR-2019-CPF-4103.2.
Key Research and Development Program of Shandong Province numbered 2019GSF109115.

Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal
ACS Catalysis

DOI
10.1021/acscatal.0c02929

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https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscatal.0c02929

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