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Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 287–293 | Cite as

Catalytic properties of HZSM-12 zeolite in the <Emphasis Type=”Italic”>n</Emphasis>-heptane catalytic cracking

  • Antonio S. Araujo
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Summary

The catalytic cracking of <Emphasis Type=”Italic”>n-</Emphasis>heptane was carried out using HZSM-12 zeolite (Si/Al = 40). The materials obtained were characterized by X-ray diffraction (DRX), BET surface area and atomic absorption (AA). The catalytic tests were accomplished at 350, 400 and 450&ordm;C in a fixed bed continuous flow reactor coupled o<Emphasis Type=”Italic”>n-</Emphasis>line to a gas chromatograph. The results showed that HZSM-12 was active in <Emphasis Type=”Italic”>n-</Emphasis>heptane catalytic cracking with the production of hydrocarbons in the range of C1 to C6 and an activation energy of 95.5 kJ mol<Superscript>-1</Superscript>.

activation energy HZSM-12 zeolite n-Heptane catalytic cracking 

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© Springer-Verlag/Akad&#233;miai Kiad&#243; 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio S. Araujo
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  1. 1.Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Department of Chemistry

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