O-M-Fre-2 The Nature and Role of Carbonaceous Overlayers in Ethylbenzene Dehydrogenation over Alumina Supported Catalysts

Monday, June 3, 2013: 10:20 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Sara Gomez Sanz1, Liam McMillan1, Maria Mediero Munoyerro1, Paul A. Midgley1, Nabil Al-Yassir2, James McGregor3, Sulaiman Al-Khattaf2 and Lynn F. Gladden1, (1)University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, (3)University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation was used to study coke deposition. The majority of coke was found to be deposited during a cracking induction period that could be prevented by pre-coking with various precursors. Offline analysis showed the nature of coke to be highly dependent upon reaction temperature, time on stream and precursor.

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