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Methane dehydroaromatization over Mo and W catalysts supported on HZSM-5: the effect of preactivation and use of the CH4/H2 cycle

Research paper by M. R. Toosi, B. Sabour, T. Hamuleh, M. H. Peyrovi

Indexed on: 04 Jun '10Published on: 04 Jun '10Published in: Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis



Abstract

In this paper, we have studied an increase in the conversion of methane dehydroaromatization (MDA) over Mo and W catalysts supported on HZSM-5. The effects of preactivation of the catalysts and the use of methane/hydrogen cycles on the catalytic activity and stability have been investigated. It was found that the activity was directly related to Brønsted sites on the external surface of HZSM-5 and the regeneration of these sites can augment the conversion in the MDA reaction. Moreover, the use of methane/hydrogen cycles removed a fraction of the coke formed during the reaction and improved the catalytic stability.