Synthesis of RE Y zeolite for formulation of FCC catalyst and the catalytic performance in cracking of n-hexadecane

Nurudeen Salahudeen, Abdulkarim S. Ahmed, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, Mohammed Dauda, Baba Y. Jibril, Nagabhatla Viswanadham, Sandeep K. Saxena

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This study presents the synthesis of rare earth-doped Y (RE Y) zeolite, its application in formulation of a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst and the catalytic performance of the catalyst in cracking of n-hexadecane. Zeolite NaY was synthesized and transformed to RE Y zeolite. The FCC catalyst was formulated using the as-synthesized RE Y zeolite anchored on a support matrix made of activated alumina, metakaolin and silica sol. The as-prepared catalyst was characterized using X-ray diffraction, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller texture analysis, transmission electron microscopy and a pyridine probe acidity test using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The crystallinity values of the as-synthesized NaY zeolite and the formulated FCC catalyst were 90 and 39 %, respectively. The specific surface area, pore volume and pore diameter of the as-prepared catalyst were 280.7 m2/g, 0.0963 cm3/g and 13.72 Å, respectively. The crystal size was 200 nm, and the catalyst’s Lewis and Brønsted acidic site concentrations were 340.03 and 356.29 µmol/g, respectively. The catalytic performance of the catalyst at reaction temperatures of 400, 500 and 550 °C were 33.8, 55.2 and 63.7 %, respectively. The product yields of gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas and dry gas at the reaction temperature of 500 °C were 34.6, 17.6 and 2.4 wt%, respectively. The run octane number of the gasoline obtained at 500 °C was 83.9.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 9 2016

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Fluid catalytic cracking
Zeolites
Rare earths
Catalysts
Gasoline
Activated alumina
Antiknock rating
n-hexadecane
Liquefied petroleum gas
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Catalyst supports
Acidity
Specific surface area
Silicon Dioxide
Textures
Gases
Transmission electron microscopy
X ray diffraction
Temperature
Crystals

Keywords

  • Catalytic cracking
  • Catalytic performance
  • FCC catalyst
  • Selectivity
  • Yield
  • Zeolite Y

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  • Chemistry(all)

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Synthesis of RE Y zeolite for formulation of FCC catalyst and the catalytic performance in cracking of n-hexadecane. / Salahudeen, Nurudeen; Ahmed, Abdulkarim S.; Al-Muhtaseb, Ala’a H.; Dauda, Mohammed; Jibril, Baba Y.; Viswanadham, Nagabhatla; Saxena, Sandeep K.

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Salahudeen, Nurudeen ; Ahmed, Abdulkarim S. ; Al-Muhtaseb, Ala’a H. ; Dauda, Mohammed ; Jibril, Baba Y. ; Viswanadham, Nagabhatla ; Saxena, Sandeep K. / Synthesis of RE Y zeolite for formulation of FCC catalyst and the catalytic performance in cracking of n-hexadecane. In: Research on Chemical Intermediates. 2016 ; pp. 1-13.
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