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Effect of phosphorus on Mo/Al2O3 catalysts for Maya crude improvement

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Effect of phosphorus on Mo/Al2O3 catalysts for Maya crude improvement
Abstract

•Sol–gel alumina support with a multimodal pore system was synthetized.•P addition to support led to a decrease of the Mo dispersion on the catalysts.•MoS2/Al2O3-(0% P) catalyst reaches the highest quantity of naphtha; however, with a high production of solids.•MoS2/Al2O3-(1.5% P) catalyst HYD activity diminish formation of carbenes and carboids, due to the hydrogenation activity and low or medium acidity support properties.

Alumina support with a multimodal pore system was synthesized using a sol–gel method and modified with different amounts of phosphorus (0, 1.5, 1.7, 3.2 wt.% P); from these supports, catalysts containing 18 wt.% Mo were prepared. Catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and nitrogen physisorption, and tested in the hydrotreatment of Maya crude. For comparison purposes, hydrotreatment experiments were also performed without catalyst and with the P-modified and unmodified alumina support. The gas phase was analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and the asphaltene content was quantified in both, liquid and sediment. The distribution of the liquid fractions was obtained by thermogravimetric analysis. The results indicate that phosphorous addition causes a decrease in molybdenum dispersion and, when added in small amounts, an increase in the transformation of asphaltenes to valuable liquids. For the catalysts MoS2/Al2O-(1.5 wt.% P) was observed a decrease in asphaltenes transformation; however this catalysts generates less coke precursors and lead to an improved liquid yield. The behavior was due in part to the medium strength acidity of the P-modified alumina support and the increased hydrogenation function of the catalyst.

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Keywords
Maya crude; Effect of phosphorous; MoS2/Al2O-P catalysts; P-modified alumina; Asphaltenes; Carbenes and carboids
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volumes 220–222, March 2014, Pages 310–317
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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