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Preparation of Al-SBA-15 Pellets with Low Amount of Additives: Effect of Binder Content on Texture and Mechanical Properties. Application to Friedel-Crafts Alkylation
0357572 - UCHP-M 2012 RIV NL eng J - Journal Article
Topka, Pavel - Karban, Jindřich - Soukup, Karel - Jirátová, Květa - Šolcová, Olga
Preparation of Al-SBA-15 Pellets with Low Amount of Additives: Effect of Binder Content on Texture and Mechanical Properties. Application to Friedel-Crafts Alkylation.
Chemical Engineering Journal. Roč. 168, č. 1 (2011), s. 433-440 ISSN 1385-8947
R&D Projects: GA ČR GA104/09/0694; GA AV ČR KAN400720701
Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504
Keywords : mesoporous aluminosilicates * pellets * Al-SBA-15
Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Impact factor: 3.461, year: 2011
Colloidal silica sol was used as a binder for the preparation of Al-SBA-15 pellets. Only 18 wt. % of silica was sufficient to form pellets that possessed mechanical strength comparable with industrial catalysts. Moreover, these pellets exhibited only minor changes in texture parameters in comparison with parent powder (the decrease of mesopore surface area and mesopore volume was not higher than 25 %). However, even such small amount of binder caused a substantial reduction of reaction rate in Friedel-Crafts alkylation of toluene with benzyl alcohol. The time to reach 50 % conversion of benzyl alcohol was for the pellets containing 18 wt. % of silica about five times higher in comparison with binder-free pellets. This decrease in the reaction rate was due to a partial decay of acid sites by alkali ions present in the binder solution and increased diffusion hindrances inside catalyst pellets.
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