Aliphatic Hydrocarbons from Lignocellulose by Pyrolysis over Cesium-Modified Amorphous Silica Alumina Catalysts

M. Zabeti, Karthick Babu Sai Sankar Gupta, G. Raman, Leon Lefferts, Stefan Schallmoser, Johannes A. Lercher, K. Seshan*

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Abstract

Cesium-modified amorphous silica alumina (Cs/ASA) is a promising catalyst for the production of hydrocarbons through pyrolysis of biomass. Catalytic pyrolysis of pinewood over Cs/ASA in a pyrolyzer system in conjunction with a gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer resulted in a 22% yield of hydrocarbons containing more than 50% aliphatic hydrocarbons. Factors such as the nature of the support and the concentration of Cs+ ions influenced the catalyst activity for the production of hydrocarbons. Physicochemical characterization showed that the cesium exists in the form of Cs2CO3, which interacts strongly with the ASA support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3386-3396
Number of pages11
JournalChemCatChem
Volume7
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • aluminosilicates
  • cesium
  • hydrocarbons
  • pyrolysis
  • supported catalysts

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    Zabeti, M., Sai Sankar Gupta, K. B., Raman, G., Lefferts, L., Schallmoser, S., Lercher, J. A., & Seshan, K. (2015). Aliphatic Hydrocarbons from Lignocellulose by Pyrolysis over Cesium-Modified Amorphous Silica Alumina Catalysts. ChemCatChem, 7(20), 3386-3396. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201500487