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Beneficial changes in coke properties with alkaline treatment on aluminum-rich mordenite

Beneficial changes in coke properties with alkaline treatment on aluminum-rich mordenite
The impact of the textural properties of mordenite zeolites on the growth and toxicity of coke formed at 350°C during propene transformation is investigated. The addition of intracrystal mesopores by alkaline treatment to a unidimensional zeolite is a simple tool for changing its classical deactivation mode, pore blocking, to a mode more usual on zeolites with a three-dimensional framework, poisoning. This change requires that the zeolite possess a high hierarchy factor, as a result of severe alkaline conditions generating a lot of intracrystal mesopores. Desilication treatment removes part of the Brønsted acid sites and generates extra-framework aluminum species that can block access to the protonic sites and/or enhance their strength, which increases the coking rate. A mild acid leaching is enough to dissolve them. The presence of a few mesopores is sufficient to enhance the access of oxygen to coke, which favor its combustion.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0021951717302312

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