The deposition of V-based catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propene on cordierite honeycomb monoliths was optimised as a strategy to decrease the contact time in a structured reactor with respect to a conventional fixed bed one. 10 wt% VOx supported over SiO2 or Al2O3 were used as catalysts, deposed over the monolith using silica or alumina as primer, respectively. Both the alumina supported catalyst and the bohemite primer precursor were effectively deposed by dip-coating from stable powder suspensions, whereas insufficient adhesion was obtained when loading pre-synthesised SiO2 over the cordierite. A new method based on sol-gel production of SiO2 from tetraethylortosilicate (TEOS) over the monolith surface was set up. A correlation was derived for the prevision of the amount of silica deposed depending on the amount of TEOS. Both primer and catalyst loading were optimised as for uniformity and stability of the coating and resulted 0.5-1 wt % primer and 0.15 wt % of catalyst. Activity testing confirmed the strong improvement of propene productivity by increasing the time factor (i.e. Ncm3 of flowing reactant/min gcat), which ended in a one order of magnitude increase of productivity for the honeycomb-supported samples with respect to the fixed bed configuration.

Structured monolithic catalysts vs. Fixed bed for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane / I. Rossetti, E. Bahadori, A. Tripodi, G. Ramis. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 16:6(2019 Mar 16), pp. 884.1-884.14. [10.3390/ma12060884]

Structured monolithic catalysts vs. Fixed bed for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane

I. Rossetti
Primo
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E. Bahadori
Secondo
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A. Tripodi
Penultimo
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2019-03-16

Abstract

The deposition of V-based catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propene on cordierite honeycomb monoliths was optimised as a strategy to decrease the contact time in a structured reactor with respect to a conventional fixed bed one. 10 wt% VOx supported over SiO2 or Al2O3 were used as catalysts, deposed over the monolith using silica or alumina as primer, respectively. Both the alumina supported catalyst and the bohemite primer precursor were effectively deposed by dip-coating from stable powder suspensions, whereas insufficient adhesion was obtained when loading pre-synthesised SiO2 over the cordierite. A new method based on sol-gel production of SiO2 from tetraethylortosilicate (TEOS) over the monolith surface was set up. A correlation was derived for the prevision of the amount of silica deposed depending on the amount of TEOS. Both primer and catalyst loading were optimised as for uniformity and stability of the coating and resulted 0.5-1 wt % primer and 0.15 wt % of catalyst. Activity testing confirmed the strong improvement of propene productivity by increasing the time factor (i.e. Ncm3 of flowing reactant/min gcat), which ended in a one order of magnitude increase of productivity for the honeycomb-supported samples with respect to the fixed bed configuration.
Honeycomb monoliths; Olefins production; Oxidative dehydrogenation; Primer; Propene/propylene; Structured catalysts; Structured reactors; V-based catalyst
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