fulltext.study @t Gmail

Decalin ring opening over NiWS/SiO2-Al2O3 catalysts in the presence of H2S

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
38884 45795 2016 9 PDF Available
Title
Decalin ring opening over NiWS/SiO2-Al2O3 catalysts in the presence of H2S
Abstract

•The hydroconversion of decalin in the presence of 0.8% H2S over bifunctional NiWS/SiO2-Al2O3 was investigated in the context of selective ring opening for LCO fuel upgrading.•The influence of inorganic additives (F,P) and organic booster (citric acid) was assessed. Fluorine leads to a significant increase in decalin conversion.•A maximum of 17% selectivity to ring-opening products is obtained, with moderate cracking to lighter products, while skeletal isomerization is the main hydroconversion route.•The ring-opening mechanism is dominated by the acidic function through the so-called paring reaction, whereas metal-type hydrogenolysis is negligible.

Selective ring opening (SRO) is an attractive route for increasing the cetane number of diesel fuels. Noble metal-based catalysts have been proposed for this purpose. However, considering the type of processes producing diesel, more sulfur-resistant catalysts would be preferred for SRO. In the present study, we investigated the performance of bifunctional NiW sulfide catalysts supported onto amorphous silica-alumina in gas-phase decalin hydroconversion at high hydrogen pressure (5 MPa) in the presence of 0.8% H2S concentration at 350–380 °C. Two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC × GC) was extensively employed to identify the reaction products and determine their distributions in the form of chemical families. The impact of acidity due to two different SiO2 contents (40 and 70 wt.%) in the support, as well as promoting the catalytic systems by P or F doping, were studied on the one hand. On the other hand, the improvement of the hydrogenation function by the use of chelating agents was investigated. Up to 17% in selectivity to ring-opening products was obtained. The reaction mechanism is shown to be mostly governed by the acidic function, which promotes the formation of skeletal-isomerization products, while the sulfide phase allows hydrogen activation.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (193 K)Download as PowerPoint slide

Keywords
Decalin; Selective ring opening; Bifunctional catalysts; GC × GC; Transition metal sulfides
First Page Preview
Decalin ring opening over NiWS/SiO2-Al2O3 catalysts in the presence of H2S
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 512, 25 February 2016, Pages 43–51
Authors
, , , , , , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us