Bimetallic Mo-Co/ZSM-5 and Mo-Ni/ZSM-5 catalysts for methane dehydroaromatization: A study of the effect of pretreatment and metal loadings on the catalytic behavior

Apoorva Sridhar, Mustafizur Rahman, Antonia Infantes-Molina, Benjamin J. Wylie, Collin G. Borcik, Sheima J. Khatib

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Abstract

Methane dehydroaromatization is studied using different loadings (0.2 wt%, 0.6 and 1 wt%) of Co and Ni additives on a 6 wt% Mo/ZSM-5 catalyst to evaluate the promoting effect of Ni and Co on reactivity and stability of the catalysts. A synergy between Mo and the additives is observed when combining a reduction/carburization pretreatment with an optimum additive loading: benzene yield and catalytic stability are both improved. The fresh and spent samples were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction, 27Al Magic-Angle Spinning Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Temperature-Programmed Reduction and Thermogravimetric Analysis. The results suggest that catalytic enhancement in precarburized Mo-Co and Mo-Ni samples is due to a combination of effects: extraction of Al from the ZSM-5 framework to form inactive Al2(MoO4)3 is reduced, interaction of Mo with the additives enhances the retention of Mo species within the zeolite channels, prevents Mo aggregation in reaction and modifies the reducibility of the Mo sites.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117247
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Volume589
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 5 2020

Keywords

  • 6 wt% Mo/HZSM-5
  • Benzene
  • Co-modified Mo catalysts
  • Co-modified Mo catalysts
  • Methane dehydroaromatization
  • Regeneration

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