Catalytic upgrading of refinery cracked products by trans-hydrogenation: a review

Garba, M. D. and Jackson, S. D. (2017) Catalytic upgrading of refinery cracked products by trans-hydrogenation: a review. Applied Petrochemical Research, 7(1), pp. 1-8. (doi: 10.1007/s13203-016-0173-y)

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The production of high premium fuel is an issue of priority to every refinery. The trans-hydrogenation process is devised to convert two low valued refinery cracked products to premium products; the conversion processes involve the combination of dehydrogenation and hydrogenation reaction as a single step process. The paper reviews the recent literature on the use of catalysts to convert low value refinery products (i.e. alkanes and alkynes or alkadienes) to alkenes (olefins) by trans-hydrogenation. Catalysts based on VOx, CrOx and Pt all supported on alumina have been used for the process. However, further studies are still required to ascertain the actual reaction mechanism, mitigating carbon deposition and catalyst deactivation, and the role of different catalysts to optimize the reaction desired products.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Garba, Mr Mustapha and Jackson, Professor David
Authors: Garba, M. D., and Jackson, S. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Applied Petrochemical Research
ISSN (Online):2190-5533
Published Online:20 December 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Applied Petrochemical Research 7(1):1-8
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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