The importance of heat effects in the methanol to hydrocarbons reaction over ZSM-5: On the role of mesoporosity on catalyst performance

Irina Yarulina, Freek Kapteijn, Jorge Gascon Sabate*

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Abstract

Interpretation of catalytic performance during the MTH process is hampered by heat transport phenomena. We demonstrate that large temperature rises can occur during fixed bed labscale catalyst testing of ZSM-5, even when a large catalyst bed dilution is applied. Formation of mesopores in ZSM-5 leads to partial mitigation of these effects because of a lower generation of heat per unit catalyst volume and weakening of the zeolite acidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5320-5325
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume6
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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