OD29 Chemistry of Furan Conversion into Aromatics and Olefins over ZSM-5: A Model Biomass Conversion Reaction

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: 4:00 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Yu-Ting Cheng, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA and George W. Huber, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
This study addresses the catalytic chemistry that occurs inside zeolites during CFP by using furan as a model biomass compound. Some reaction pathways are proposed in this study. The results of this study can be used to predict wood CFP in a fluidized-bed reactor.

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