Effect of calcination atmosphere on the catalytic properties of PtSnNaMg/ZSM-5 for propane dehydrogenation
The influence of calcination atmosphere (flowing air, static air and flowing N2) on the catalytic properties of PtSnNaMg/ZSM-5 catalysts for propane dehydrogenation was investigated. The catalysts were characterized by XRD, BET, TEM, and TPR. Results showed that the calcination atmosphere affected greatly the catalysts in many ways including surface area, the structure of the metallic phase and the interaction between platinum and tin, which are related to their catalytic behaviors. Among the catalysts studied, the PtSnNaMg/ZSM-5 catalyst calcined in flowing air exhibited the best catalytic performance.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 10, Issue 15, 15 September 2009, Pages 2013–2017