The deactivation of bifunctional catalysts (Pt-Pd/support) has been studied on the hydrocracking of LCO (light cycle oil, which is a highly aromatic byproduct in the FCC unit). The reactions were performed in a fixed bed reactor using a Pt-Pd catalyst prepared with supports of different acidity and pore structure: B (H-beta zeolite), Y5, Y12 (H-USY zeolites with SiO2/Al2O3=5 and 12), F (commercial FCC catalyst) and A (γ-Al2O3). The operating conditions were: 350 °C, 50 bar, WHSV= 4 h-1, H2/LCO ratio (nH2) =8.9 and time on stream (TOS) = 300 min. The results show that, once the initial deactivation has been elapsed, the catalyst reach a pseudo-stable state subsequent to TOS = 250 min, with a considerable residual activity that is maintained constant. This residual activity increases as catalyst acidity is increased. © 2011, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Chemical Engineering Transactions|
|Publisher||Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC email@example.com|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|