Preparation of supported skeletal Ni catalyst and its catalytic hydrogenation performance of C9 fraction from coking process
May 22-27, 2016
Currently, the inferior compressive strength of traditional Raney-Ni catalyst restricts its application in fixed-bed reactor. To approach this problem a series of supported skeletal Ni catalysts were prepared by mixing pseudo boehmite and Ni-Al alloy powder. In the process,the calcination temperature and atmosphere, mass ratio of pseudo boehmite to Ni-Al alloy powder and the sodium hydroxide solution concentration were investigated. The catalysts characterized by intelligent granule intensity tester(IGIT), scanning electron microscopy(SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD),low temperature nitrogen adsorption, temperature programmed reduction of hydrogen (H2-TPR), and thermogravimetric-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA).The results were shown that the calcination atmosphere had a considerable impact on the compressive strength of the catalyst. Compared with air atmosphere, the compressive strength of the catalyst increased from 12.62 N/mm to 23.96N/mm, obviously, in argon atmosphere, which was almost twice as much as the former.The inherent reason for this was that the argon obviously inhibited the transform of NiAl3 to Ni2Al3 in which the latter was the key factor to improve compressive strength. Additionally, coke-oven C9 hydrogenation was used to evaluate the performance of the catalyst and the results indicated that the conversion of indene, the key component of coke-oven C9, was as high as 90% in 1000h under the optimum reaction conditions:T=220oC, P(H2)=2.5MPa, H2/oil=200(v/v), LHSV=3.0h-1. Our data demonstrated that the supported skeletal Ni catalyst have a good industrial prospect in the fixed-bed reactor in future.
Guohua Luo, Daming Sun, Ranran Ren, Xin Xu, Kaili Gao, Xue Yang, and Jing Ma, "Preparation of supported skeletal Ni catalyst and its catalytic hydrogenation performance of C9 fraction from coking process" in "Fluidization XV", Jamal Chaouki, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada Franco Berruti, Wewstern University, Canada Xiaotao Bi, UBC, Canada Ray Cocco, PSRI Inc. USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/fluidization_xv/195