INVESTIGATION ON THE CONVERSION OF BUTYRIC ACID AS AN INTERMEDIATE FROM BIOMASS INTO PROPYLENE WITH ZEOLITE

  • Keisuke Ikeda Department of Chemical Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
  • Takashi Goshima Department of Chemical Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
  • Kenta Fukudome Department of Chemical Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
  • Kei Mizuta Department of Chemical Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
  • Shuji Mitsuyoshi Department of Chemical Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
  • Toshio Tsutsui Department of Chemical Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan

Abstract

To establish a new production route of biomass-derived propylene, the catalytic conversion of butyric acid which can be obtained by the acid fermentation of molasses was investigated with zeolites, ZSM-5, SAPO-11and SAPO-34. Using SAPO-11 as the catalyst, butyric acid is converted to propylene at high yields. The yield for propylene was at the maximum value of 58.8 C% at 723 K, with the ratio of propylene to gaseous hydrocarbon products increased up to 90.4 C%.


Keywords: butyric acid, propylene, catalytic conversion, zeolite, SAPO-11

Published
2014-06-26
How to Cite
IKEDA, Keisuke et al. INVESTIGATION ON THE CONVERSION OF BUTYRIC ACID AS AN INTERMEDIATE FROM BIOMASS INTO PROPYLENE WITH ZEOLITE. International Journal of Biomass and Renewables, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 15-18, june 2014. ISSN 2289-1692. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbr/article/view/13873>. Date accessed: 23 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.61762/ijbrvol3iss1art13873.