Structure-Sensitive Hydro-Conversion of Oleic Acid to Aviation-Fuel-Range-Alkanes over Alumina-Supported Nickel Catalyst
A highly active and stable γ-Al2O3-supported nickel nanoparticles catalyst (prepared by atomic layer deposition, ALD) was employed for the hydro-conversion of oleic acid to aviation-fuel-range-alkanes. The activity evaluation and characterization results suggested that this process is a structure-sensitive one for which step sites are more active than terrace sites. Ni(ALD)/Al2O3 catalyst enriched in Ni step sites thus presented high deoxygenation and hydrogenolysis activity. Additionally, Ni(ALD)/Al2O3 catalyst displayed high stability with only 6.5% drop in conversion after 10 h run owing to the development of strong metal-support interactions. After regeneration, the catalytic activity was recovered completely.
F. Feng et al., "Structure-Sensitive Hydro-Conversion of Oleic Acid to Aviation-Fuel-Range-Alkanes over Alumina-Supported Nickel Catalyst," Catalysis Communications, vol. 134, Elsevier B.V., Jan 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2019.105842
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)
Keywords and Phrases
Atom layer deposition; Aviation fuel; Hydro-conversion; Metal-support interactions; Ni step sites; Oleic acid
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01 Jan 2020