Characterization and Activity of Cr, Cu and Ga Modied ZSM-5 for Direct Conversion of Methane to Liquid Hydrocarbons

Saidina Amin, N.A. and Anggoro, D.D. (2003) Characterization and Activity of Cr, Cu and Ga Modied ZSM-5 for Direct Conversion of Methane to Liquid Hydrocarbons. Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry, 12 . pp. 123-134. ISSN 1003-9953

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Abstract

Direct conversion of methane using a metal-loaded ZSM-5 zeolite prepared via acidic ion exchange was investigated to elucidate the roles of metal and acidity in the formation of liquid hydrocarbons. ZSM-5 (SiO2/Al2O3=30) was loaded with dierent metals (Cr, Cu and Ga) according to the acidic ion-exchange method to produce metal-loaded ZSM-5 zeolite catalysts. XRD, NMR, FT-IR and N2 adsorption analyses indicated that Cr and Ga species managed to occupy the aluminum positions in the ZSM-5 framework. In addition, Cr species were deposited in the pores of the structure. However, Cu oxides were deposited on the surface and in the mesopores of the ZSM-5 zeolite. An acidity study using TPD-NH3, FT-IR, and IR-pyridine analyses revealed that the total number of acid sites and the strengths of the Bronsted and Lewis acid sites were signicantly dierent after the acidic ion exchange treatment. Cu loaded HZSM-5 is a potential catalyst for direct conversion of methane to liquid hydrocarbons. The successful production of gasoline via the direct conversion of methane depends on the amount of aluminum in the zeolite framework and the strength of the Bronsted acid sites.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:160
Deposited By:Dr. Istadi I.
Deposited On:09 May 2009 10:00
Last Modified:09 May 2009 10:00

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