Fenton chemistry-based detemplation of an industrially relevant microcrystalline beta zeolite. Optimization and scaling-up studies


A mild template removal of microcrystalline beta zeolite, based on Fenton chemistry, was optimized. Fenton detemplation was studied in terms of applicability conditions window, reaction rate and scale up. TGA and CHN elemental analysis were used to evaluate the detemplation effectiveness, while ICP, XRD, LPHR-Ar physisorption, and 27Al MAS NMR were applied to characterize the structure and texture of the resulting materials. The material properties were compared to calcination. By understanding the interplay of relevant parameters of the Fenton chemistry, the process can be optimized in order to make it industrially attractive for scale-up. The H2O2 utilization can be minimized down to 15 mL H2O2/g (88 °C, 30 ppm Fe), implying a high solid concentration and low consumption of H2O2. When Fe concentration must be minimized, values as low as 5 ppm Fe can be applied (88 °C, 30 mL H2O2/g), to achieve full detemplation. The reaction time to completeness can be reduced to 5 h when combining a Fe-oxalate catalyst with UV radiation. The protocol was scaled up to 100 times larger its original recipe. In terms of the material's properties, the scaled material is structurally comparable to the calcined counterpart (comparable Si/Al and XRD patterns), while it displays benefits in terms of texture and Al-coordination, the latter with full preservation of the tetrahedral Al

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2014.12.019
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: calcination,dealumination,Fenton chemistry,yemplate removal,zeolite beta,Materials Science(all),Mechanics of Materials,Chemistry(all),Condensed Matter Physics
Publication ISSN: 1387-1811
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-04
Published Online Date: 2014-12-20
Accepted Date: 2014-12-15
Submitted Date: 2014-11-15
Authors: Ortiz-Iniesta, María Jesús
Melián-Cabrera, Ignacio (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5132-6743)

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