Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Aromatization

Simulation and Mathematical Representation of N-Octane Aromatization on Ge-Re-Pt/Al2O3, Cs-Pt/ Al2O3,Re-Pt/ Al2O3 Catalysts

Ramzy S. Hamied

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2014, Volume 32, Issue 1, Pages 118-131

In the present study mathematical representation was used to predict the reaction kinetics of the n-octane aromatization which tested with three types of catalysts by adding (Ge, Cs, and Re ) in order to improves the catalytic properties (enhanced the activity) of Pt/Al2O3 catalyst for n-octane aromatization. The aromatization process
carried out in the range of reaction temperature varying from (425 to 500 °C) and weight
hour space velocity varied from (0.6 to 1.2 hr-1) with hydrogen as the carrier gas at
atmospheric pressure.
The results showed that the higher conversion of n-octane aromatization increased
with temperature increasing but at temperature higher than (500 °C) hydrocracking
reaction is promoted. Whereas the effect of weight hourly space velocity has shown
inverse impact on conversion. On the other hand the yield of aromatic increase especially
benzene and toluene which produce as secondary products from the hydrogenolysis of A8
for three types of catalysts using in the process under the same operating condition. The
simulation results of the model based on proposed kinetic model was compared with the
experimental results. The comparison between the predicted and commercially results
shows a good agreement with error% between (6.91 – 17.87).