The hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of guaiacol is a model reaction for the upgrading of the lignin component of biooils, in the framework of the production of fuels from the most abundant and renewable biomass source. While Ni-based catalysts are now widely recognized as suitable catalysts for this reaction, the role of the catalyst support is far less investigated. In this work, Ni-based catalysts for the HDO reaction of guaiacol were prepared using a series of alumina-silica supports characterized by a different amount of silica (0–40%). A wide range of metal contents (0–45%) was also investigated. The reaction was performed in H2 at 50 bar and 300 °C, determining conversion, product distribution and HDO degree. Besides a notable role played by the Ni amount, the catalyst performance is markedly affected by the morphological and surface features of the support. The measured isoelectric point of the bare supports appeared to be predictive of the final performance of the relative Ni-based catalyst: the more acidic the isoelectric point, the better the overall performance of the catalyst. A regeneration treatment in mild conditions was developed to fully restore the starting surface features of the catalysts.
Guaiacol hydrodeoxygenation as a model for lignin upgrading: Role of the support surface features on Ni-based alumina-silica catalysts / F. Broglia, L. Rimoldi, D. Meroni, S. De Vecchi, M. Morbidelli, S. Ardizzone. - In: FUEL. - ISSN 0016-2361. - 243(2019 May 01), pp. 501-508.
|Titolo:||Guaiacol hydrodeoxygenation as a model for lignin upgrading: Role of the support surface features on Ni-based alumina-silica catalysts|
RIMOLDI, LUCA (Secondo) (Corresponding)
ARDIZZONE, SILVIA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Biomass; Guaiacol; Hydrodeoxygenation; Nickel catalyst; Silicated alumina; Isoelectric point|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-mag-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.01.157|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|