The transformation of a mixture of methylcyclohexane and a small amount of phenol, as representative of the transformation of a mixture of biomass-derived oxygenates and Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) feedstock was studied at 350 and 450 °C over a USHY zeolite. At 350 °C, the addition of phenol increases the deactivation of the zeolite catalyst, which is due to phenol adsorption on both Brönsted and Lewis acid sites, in addition to the formation of coke from methylcyclohexane. Whatever the contact time and the phenol amount, this deactivation is always partial, which suggests that a substantial portion of the active sites of the HY zeolite is not affected by deactivation. Finally, the increase of the reaction temperature (to 450 °C) allows limiting the effect of phenol addition on the zeolite activity and stability.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Applied Catalysis A: General|
|Early online date||31 Oct 2008|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jan 2009|
- Catalytic cracking