Catalysis in Industry

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 91–96 | Cite as

Catalytic Redox Transformations in Rock Matrices

  • N. M. DobrynkinEmail author
  • M. V. Batygina
  • A. S. Noskov
Catalysis and Nanotechnologies


The properties of catalytic systems based on iron oxide and inorganic matrices of oil-bearing rocks (basalt, clay, sandstone) in the decomposition of ammonium nitrate, oxidation of methane, and hydrocracking of asphaltenes were studied. The catalytic systems were iron oxide (hematite with a particle size of D = 11.0–20 nm, preparation temperature 453–473 K) fixed on matrices during co-hydrolysis of carbamide and iron chloride under hydrothermal conditions at temperatures of T = 433–473 K and pressures of 0.6–1.6 MPa. The iron oxide catalysts based on basalt and clay were most active in deep oxidation of methane (at 773 K, \({X_{C{H_4}}}\) = 83% and 72.9%, respectively); the Fe2O3/basalt and Fe2O3/sandstone systems were more active in the decomposition of ammonium nitrate. In hydrocracking of asphaltenes to maltenes, the catalyst activity decreased in the series Fe2O3/basalt > Fe2O3/clay > Fe2O3/sandstone, the iron oxide catalysts on clay being most selective. The obtained experimental data confirm that natural materials (oil-bearing rocks: basalt, clay, and sandstone) may be used for the development of catalytic systems for reactions in oil beds and of advanced technologies for increasing the oil recovery.


rock matrices oil production stimulation high-viscosity oil asphaltenes hydrocracking decomposition of ammonium nitrate in situ catalytic processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. Dobrynkin
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. V. Batygina
    • 1
  • A. S. Noskov
    • 1
  1. 1.Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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