Catalysis Letters

, Volume 148, Issue 6, pp 1768–1774 | Cite as

Experimental and Molecular Simulation Studies on Ethanol Conversion to Propylene Over Different Zeolite Catalyst

  • Fangfang Wang
  • Wei Xia
  • Xichuan Mu
  • Kun Chen
  • Longxiang Wang


The selectivity of propylene was constant at 20% during continuous experiments for 8 h on HZSM-5. However, HLEV catalysts produced almost no C3H6 after 2 h. The rapid change is probably due to coke deposition. Excessive adsorption of ethanol on HLEV leads to coke deposition. Lower adsorption energy of ethylene on HLEV makes ethylene desorb quickly after formation.

Graphical Abstract


Ethanol Propylene Adsorption Zeolite 



This work is a project sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant 21406269), Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation, China (Grant ZR2014BQ012), Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Scholars, Ministry of Education of China (K1504051C), Shandong Provincial Key Research Program (Grant: 2015GSF121017), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (15CX05013A) and the International Cooperation and Exchange Fund, China University of Petroleum (East China) (UPCGJ2018010).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fangfang Wang
    • 1
  • Wei Xia
    • 1
  • Xichuan Mu
    • 1
  • Kun Chen
    • 1
  • Longxiang Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of Chemical EngineeringChina University of Petroleum (East China)QingdaoChina

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