Dehydration of Bioethanol to Ethylene over H-ZSM-5 Catalysts: A Scale-Up Study
AbstractBioethanol dehydration was carried out in a bench scale reactor-loaded H-ZSM-5 molded catalyst, which increased by tens of times more than at lab scale (up to 60 and 24 times based on the amount of catalyst and ethanol flow rate, respectively). From the results of the lab scale reaction, we confirmed the optimum Si/Al ratio (14) of H-ZSM-5, reaction temperature (~250 °C), and weight hourly space velocity (WHSV) (<5 h−1) indicating high ethanol conversion and ethylene selectivity. Five types of cylindrical shaped molded catalysts were prepared by changing the type and/or amount of organic solid binder, inorganic solid binder, inorganic liquid binder, and H-ZSM-5 basis catalyst. Among them, the catalyst exhibiting the highest compression strength and good ethanol dehydration performance was selected. The bench scale reaction with varying reaction temperature of 245–260 °C and 1.2– 2.0 h−1 WHSV according to reaction time showed that the conversion and ethylene selectivity were more than 90% after 400 h on stream. It was also confirmed that even after the successive catalyst regeneration and the reaction for another 400 h, both the ethanol conversion and ethylene selectivity were still maintained at about 90%. View Full-Text
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Moon, S.; Chae, H.-J.; Park, M.B. Dehydration of Bioethanol to Ethylene over H-ZSM-5 Catalysts: A Scale-Up Study. Catalysts 2019, 9, 186.
Moon S, Chae H-J, Park MB. Dehydration of Bioethanol to Ethylene over H-ZSM-5 Catalysts: A Scale-Up Study. Catalysts. 2019; 9(2):186.Chicago/Turabian Style
Moon, Sanggil; Chae, Ho-Jeong; Park, Min B. 2019. "Dehydration of Bioethanol to Ethylene over H-ZSM-5 Catalysts: A Scale-Up Study." Catalysts 9, no. 2: 186.
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