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Title: Catalytic conversion of alcohols to hydrocarbons with low benzene content

Abstract

A method for converting an alcohol to a hydrocarbon fraction having a lowered benzene content, the method comprising: converting said alcohol to a hydrocarbon fraction by contacting said alcohol, under conditions suitable for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon fraction, with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst catalytically active for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon fraction, and contacting said hydrocarbon fraction with a benzene alkylation catalyst, under conditions suitable for alkylating benzene, to form alkylated benzene product in said hydrocarbon fraction. Also described is a catalyst composition useful in the method, comprising a mixture of (i) a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst catalytically active for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon, and (ii) a benzene alkylation catalyst, in which (i) and (ii) may be in a mixed or separated state. A reactor for housing the catalyst and conducting the reaction is also described.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1241326
Patent Number(s):
9,278,892
Application Number:
14/263,257
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Narula, Chaitanya K., Davison, Brian H., and Keller, Martin. Catalytic conversion of alcohols to hydrocarbons with low benzene content. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Narula, Chaitanya K., Davison, Brian H., & Keller, Martin. Catalytic conversion of alcohols to hydrocarbons with low benzene content. United States.
Narula, Chaitanya K., Davison, Brian H., and Keller, Martin. 2016. "Catalytic conversion of alcohols to hydrocarbons with low benzene content". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1241326.
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abstractNote = {A method for converting an alcohol to a hydrocarbon fraction having a lowered benzene content, the method comprising: converting said alcohol to a hydrocarbon fraction by contacting said alcohol, under conditions suitable for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon fraction, with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst catalytically active for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon fraction, and contacting said hydrocarbon fraction with a benzene alkylation catalyst, under conditions suitable for alkylating benzene, to form alkylated benzene product in said hydrocarbon fraction. Also described is a catalyst composition useful in the method, comprising a mixture of (i) a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst catalytically active for converting said alcohol to said hydrocarbon, and (ii) a benzene alkylation catalyst, in which (i) and (ii) may be in a mixed or separated state. A reactor for housing the catalyst and conducting the reaction is also described.},
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Catalytic role of different pore systems in MCM-49 zeolite for liquid alkylation of benzene with ethylene
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Conversion of ethanol over metal-exchanged zeolites
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