Gas-phase hydrodeoxygenation of phenol over Zn/SiO2 catalysts:Effects of zinc load, temperature, weight hourly space velocity, and H 2 volumetric flow rate

Pourzolfaghar, H. and Abnisa, F. and Wan Daud, W.M.A. and Aroua, M.K. (2020) Gas-phase hydrodeoxygenation of phenol over Zn/SiO2 catalysts:Effects of zinc load, temperature, weight hourly space velocity, and H 2 volumetric flow rate. Biomass and Bioenergy, 138. ISSN 0961-9534

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Abstract

The hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of phenol catalyzed by Zn/SiO2 under atmospheric H2 pressure was investigated in a continuous fixed bed reactor. The effects of several process parameters (zinc load, reaction temperature, weight hourly space velocity (WHSV), and H2 volumetric flow rate) were evaluated to optimize process conditions. Phenol was selected as a stable model component for lignin degradation products in fast pyrolysis bio-oil. Silica-supported zinc catalysts were prepared with different loadings of the active metal (0.5%, 1%, 2%, 3%, and 4%) and assessed using characterization techniques such as XRD, ICP-OES, BET, H2-TPR/TPD, and FESEM–EDX. Reaction products including benzene, cyclohexene, and cyclohexane were identified through GC/FID analysis. Experimental results revealed that process yield increased with reaction temperature, metal loading, and WHSV. The selectivity percentages of the products were slightly changed by varying process parameters. Moreover, H2 volumetric flow rate exerted a negligible effect on product yield and selectivity.

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Journal Article
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Biomass and Bioenergy
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150977
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21 Jan 2021 13:50
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