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Production of gasoline range hydrocarbons from catalytic reaction of methane in the presence of ethylene over W/HZSM-5

Kusmiyati, Kusmiyati and Saidina Amin, Nor Aishah (2005) Production of gasoline range hydrocarbons from catalytic reaction of methane in the presence of ethylene over W/HZSM-5. Catalysis Today, 106 . pp. 271-274. ISSN 0920-5861

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The catalytic conversion of a methane and ethylene mixture to gasoline range hydrocarbons has been studied over W/HZSM-5 catalyst. The effect of process variables, such as temperature, percentage of volume of ethylene in the methane stream and catalyst loading on the distribution of hydrocarbons was studied. The reaction was conducted in a fixed-bed quartz-micro reactor in the temperature range of 300-500 °C using percentage of volume of ethylene in methane stream between 25 and 75% and catalyst loading of 0.2-0.4 g. The catalyst showed good catalytic performance yielding hydrocarbons consisting of gaseous products along with gasoline range liquid products. The mixed feed stream can be converted to higher hydrocarbons containing a high-liquid gasoline product selectivity (>42%). Non-aromatics C5-C10 hydrocarbons selectivity in the range of 12-53% was observed at the operating conditions studied. Design of experiment was employed to determine the optimum conditions for maximum liquid hydrocarbon products. The distribution of the gasoline range hydrocarbons (C5-C10 non-aromatics and aromatics hydrocarbons) was also determined for the optimum conditions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Catalytic conversion, design experiment, gasoline range hydrocarbons, methane-ethylene mixture, optimum condition
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5549
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:13 May 2008 04:53
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:32

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