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Xylene isomerization over zeolite catalysts

Noordin, Mohd. Suffian and Mat, Ramli (1994) Xylene isomerization over zeolite catalysts. Buletin FKKKSA, 8 (2). pp. 30-33. ISSN 0128-0740



Paraxylene is used as a raw material for the production of the synthetic fibers. The production of paraxylene can be obtained by isomerization of xylene using zeolites as catalyst. At equilibrium, the mixture of xylene contains 24% para, 24% ortho and 52% of metaxylene. The objective of this experiment is to access the effectiveness of several zeolite catalysts for the isomerization of xylene. The study was carried out using micro reactor packed with zeolite (0.5g). In this work, the activity and selectivity of the catalyst in the isomerization of xylene depend on the type of zeolite used. HZSM-5 catalyst gives higher activity and selectivity over other type of zeolite.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Catalyst, HZSM-5 catalyst, xylene isomerization, zeolite
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:6709
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:06 Jan 2009 14:07
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 23:46

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