Effect of Size and Distribution of Ni Nanoparticles on γ-Al2O3 in Oleic Acid Hydrodeoxygenation to Produce n-Alkanes
AbstractTo contribute to the search for an oxygen-free biodiesel from vegetable oil, a process based in the oleic acid hydrodeoxygenation over Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalysts was performed. In this work different wt % of Ni nanoparticles were prepared by wetness impregnation and tested as catalytic phases. Oleic acid was used as a model molecule for biodiesel production due to its high proportion in vegetable oils used in food and agro-industrial processes. A theoretical model to optimize yield of n-C17 was developed using size, distribution, and wt % of Ni nanoparticles (NPs) as additional factors besides operational conditions such as temperature and reaction time. These mathematical models related to response surfaces plots predict a higher yield of n-C17 when physical parameters of Ni NPs are suitable. It can be of particular interest that the model components have a high interaction with operation conditions for the n-C17 yields, with the size, distribution, and wt % of Ni NPs being the most significant. A combination of these factors statistically pointed out those conditions that create a maximum yield of alkanes; these proved to be affordable for producing biodiesel from this catalytic environmental process. View Full-Text
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Sánchez-Cárdenas, M.; Medina-Valtierra, J.; Kamaraj, S.-K.; Medina Ramírez, R.R.; Sánchez-Olmos, L.A. Effect of Size and Distribution of Ni Nanoparticles on γ-Al2O3 in Oleic Acid Hydrodeoxygenation to Produce n-Alkanes. Catalysts 2016, 6, 156.
Sánchez-Cárdenas M, Medina-Valtierra J, Kamaraj S-K, Medina Ramírez RR, Sánchez-Olmos LA. Effect of Size and Distribution of Ni Nanoparticles on γ-Al2O3 in Oleic Acid Hydrodeoxygenation to Produce n-Alkanes. Catalysts. 2016; 6(10):156.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sánchez-Cárdenas, Manuel; Medina-Valtierra, Jorge; Kamaraj, Sathish-Kumar; Medina Ramírez, Rodolfo R.; Sánchez-Olmos, Luis A. 2016. "Effect of Size and Distribution of Ni Nanoparticles on γ-Al2O3 in Oleic Acid Hydrodeoxygenation to Produce n-Alkanes." Catalysts 6, no. 10: 156.
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