Oxidative Depolymerization of Lignin Using Supported Niobium Catalysts
AbstractValorization of lignin into aromatics has driven researchers for decades. In this research, niobium was deposited on oyster shells (OSNC) and carbon rods (CRNC) and tested as a catalyst for depolymerization of lignin. Catalysts (2%, 5%, and 8% loading) were synthesized via wet impregnation. Batch experiments were performed at 95 °C, using 8 g of lignin, and 1 g of catalyst. Our research indicates that niobium supported catalysts are effective in partial oxidation of lignin. Maximum vanillin concentration for OSNC was found to be 86.25 mg L−1 (0.1 wt%) at 5% niobium whereas, as for CRNC, maximum vanillin concentration was found to be 139.40 mg L−1 (0.17 wt%) at 2% niobium loading. Addition of hydrogen peroxide into the batch reactor decreased the concentration of vanillin production. View Full-Text
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Das, L.; Kolar, P.; Sharma-Shivappa, R.; Classen, J.J.; Osborne, J.A. Oxidative Depolymerization of Lignin Using Supported Niobium Catalysts. ChemEngineering 2017, 1, 17.
Das L, Kolar P, Sharma-Shivappa R, Classen JJ, Osborne JA. Oxidative Depolymerization of Lignin Using Supported Niobium Catalysts. ChemEngineering. 2017; 1(2):17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Das, Lalitendu; Kolar, Praveen; Sharma-Shivappa, Ratna; Classen, John J.; Osborne, Jason A. 2017. "Oxidative Depolymerization of Lignin Using Supported Niobium Catalysts." ChemEngineering 1, no. 2: 17.