P-We-4 Effect of Feed on Reactive Pathways using an Unsulfided Co/MoO3/Silica-Alumina Catalyst under Hydrocracking Conditions

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Heinz J. Robota, Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Dayton Research Organization, Dayton, OH
When using an unsulfided Co/MoO3/Silica-Alumina catalyst for the purposes of hydrocracking n-alkanes to a jet fuel fraction, the chemical pathway is found to depend on feed characteristics.  When using a light alkane, n-hexadecane, exclusively hydrogenolysis is observed.  When feeding heavier alkanes, a blend of n-C26/n-C28, bifunctional hydrocracking is observed.

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