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Title: Role of Pt during hydrodeoxygenation of biomass pyrolysis vapors over Pt/HBEA

1.3 wt% Pt/HBEA and HBEA were studied as catalysts for the hydrodeoxygenation of pine pyrolysis vapors at 500 °C. Both catalysts showed high initial conversion of oxygenated pyrolysis products into aromatic hydrocarbons, while Pt/HBEA showed higher stability in terms of hydrocarbon productivity and deferred breakthrough of oxygenated compounds. Among 1-, 2- and 3-ring aromatic hydrocarbons, Pt/HBEA had a significantly higher selectivity than HBEA towards unalkylated aromatics (e.g., benzene) as compared to the corresponding alkylated aromatics (e.g., toluene and xylene). Additionally, Pt addition to HBEA decreased coke deposition and improved resistance to pore and acid site blockage as determined by TPO, N 2 physisorption, and NH 3 TPD. The ability of Pt to promote cleavage and hydrogenation of methoxy and methyl groups was observed by increased methane production over Pt/HBEA relative to HBEA. A progressive decrease in the methane production over Pt/HBEA correlated with deactivation in terms of reduced benzene formation, breakthrough of oxygenated products, and increased formation of polynuclear aromatics and their degree of substitution, which indicate coke formation. In conclusion, the increased methane yield and suppressed coke formation with the addition of Pt is attributed to hydrogen spillover, through which hydrogen activated on Pt can subsequently migrate to themore » HBEA support to reverse the coke-forming hydrogen abstraction reaction.« less
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Catalysis Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 302; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; biomass; pyrolysis vapors; aromatic hydrocarbons
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