One-Step Process for the Production of BTEX and LPG-like Fuel from Pentanediol
Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
We report on a one-step process to produce value-added organic chemicals via deoxygenation of pentanediol (PeD) over HZSM-5 at temperatures between 325 and 450 °C and atmospheric pressure. The conversion efficiency of PeD to petroleum gas (C2–C5) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes) reached up to 94% (carbon yield); we observed minimal CO, CO2, and coke production. Furthermore, the carbon yield to the desired products remained near 91.5% with a steady product distribution for 40 h. No severe degradation of catalytic activity of HZSM-5 due to the presence of water in the product stream was observed after multiple regenerations. The catalytic process represents a valuable step toward displacing petroleum-based chemicals.
Published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015, pages 381-385.
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Kim, S., Mayeda, K.M., Sasmaz, E., Lauterbach, A.J. (2015). One Step Process for the Production of BTEX and LPG-like fuel from Pentanediol. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 3(3), 381-385.