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Issue No.Vol. No. 1 Issue No. 1 - Publication Year 2012

AuthorToshio TsutsuiIsamu EndoKei MizutaShuji Mitsuyoshi

Article TitleConversion Of Ethylmethylketone And Levulinic Acid Into Petrochemicals Over Zsm-5 As A Biorefinery Technology

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Release Date17-07-2012

Abstract

In order to utilize biomass as new resources of petrochemicals, catalytic conversion of oxygen-containing intermediates which can be derived from biomass was investigated. By using ZSM-5 as the catalyst, ethylmethylketone was converted to aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons at high yields. Selectivity for aromatics was found 70 – 80%, and the major components were xylene and toluene. Selectivity for aliphatics was about 25%, and the major components were olefins such as propylene, butene and ethylene. The formation of CO2 and CO was only 2 –3%. When acetone, acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde, levulinic acid were used as the feed materials, similar results were obtained. 

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