Zn-Mo/HZSM-5 Catalyst for Gasoil Range Hydrocarbon Production by Catalytic Hydrocracking of Ceiba pentandra oil

Yustia Wulandari Mirzayanti -  Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Sukolilo, Surabaya, 60111, Indonesia
Firman Kurniawansyah -  Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Sukolilo, Surabaya, 60111, Indonesia
Danawati Hari Prayitno -  Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Sukolilo, Surabaya, 60111, Indonesia
*Achmad Roesyadi -  Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Sukolilo, Surabaya, 60111, Indonesia
Received: 8 Sep 2017; Published: 2 Apr 2018.
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Biofuel from vegetable oil becomes one of the most suitable and logical alternatives to replace fossil fuel. The research focused on various metal ratio Zinc/Molybdenum/HZSM-5 (Zn-Mo/HZSM-5) catalyst to produce liquid hydrocarbon via catalytic hydrocracking of Ceiba penandra oil. The catalytic hydrocracking process has been applied in this study to crack Ceiba pentandra oil into a gasoil range hydrocarbon using Zn-Mo/HZSM-5 as a catalyst. The effect of various reaction temperature on the catalytic hydrocracking of Ceiba pentandra oil were studied. The Zn-Mo/HZSM-5 catalyst with metal ratio was prepared by incipient wetness impregnation method. This process used slurry pressure batch reactor with a mechanical stirrer. A series of experiments were carried out in the temperature range from 300-400 oC for 2 h at pressure between 10-15 bar. The conversion and selectivity were estimated. The liquid hydrocarbon product were identified to gasoline, kerosene, and gas oil. The results show that the use of Zn-Mo/HZSM-5 can produce gas oil as the most component in the product. Overall, the highest conversion and selectivity of gas oil range hydrocarbon was obtained when the ZnMo/HZSM-5 metal ratio was Zn(2.86 wt.%)-Mo(5.32 wt.%)/HZSM-5 and the name is Zn-Mo/HZSM-5_102. The highest conversion was obtained at 63.31 % and n-paraffin (gas oil range) selectivity was obtained at 90.75 % at a temperature of 400 oC. Ceiba pentandra oil can be recommended as the source of inedible vegetable oil to produce gasoil as an environmentally friendly transportation fuel. Copyright © 2018 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Received: 8th September 2017; Revised: 9th September 2017; Accepted: 17th September 2017; Available online: 22nd January 2018; Published regularly: 2nd April 2018

How to Cite: Mirzayanti, Y.W., Kurniawansyah, F., Prajitno, D.H., Roesyadi, A. (2018). Zn-Mo/HZSM-5 Catalyst for Gasoil Range Hydrocarbon Production by Catalytic Hydrocracking of Ceiba pentandra oil. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 13 (1): 136-143 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.13.1.1354.136-143)


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catalytic hydrocracking; Ceiba pentandra oil; ZincMo/HZSM-5 catalyst; liquid hydrocarbon
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