Authors:V. Braga, F. Garcia, J. Dias, and Sílvia Dias
Nb2O5 supported on SiO2-Al2O3 were prepared with a wide loading range (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 mass%) and analyzed by simultaneous thermogravimetric (TG)
and differential thermal analysis (DTA). The materials presented a phase transition close to 1364°C. This phase transition
was studied by XRD, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. Amixture of orthorhombic (T) andmonoclinic (H andM) crystalline phases was
evidenced in the supported samples, which is coverage dependent, in contrast to the formation of only the monoclinic phase
(H and M) when pure Nb2O5 is heated under the same conditions. These results indicate the stabilization of Nb2O5 on silica-alumina surface.
Authors:A. Silva, M. Souza, J. Aquino, V. Fernandes, and A. Araújo
The coke removal of HZSM-12 zeolite deactivated in the reaction of n-heptane cracking was studied by thermogravimetry using
two multiple heating rate integral kinetics models proposed by Ozawa-Flynn-Wall and Vyazovkin to obtain the activation energy
of process of thermoxidation of coke. The results obtained by both models presented excellent accordance with the related
Authors:Antonella Gervasini, Paolo Carniti, and Simona Bennici
prepared by successive deposition of copper, at first, and gallium or tin salt precursors (Cu(C 2 H 3 O 2 ) 2 ·H 2 O, Ga(NO 3 ) 3 ·H 2 O, and SnCl 4 ·5H 2 O, respectively) on a home-made silicaalumina (SA) support by an adsorption-equilibrium method [ 52
Gas phase formation of methyl and ethyl iodides occurs when methanol and ethanol vapors are carried by an inert gas over silica-alumina
catalyst supports impregnated with potassium, sodium, cesium, or cadmium iodides at 130–180°. The efficiency of conversion
of inorganic to organic iodides by different catalysts was studied using125I-labelled potassium and cadmium iodides. A mechanism of organic iodide formation in the heterogeneous reaction is postulated.
Authors:Loredana Feher, B. Jurconi, Gabriela Vlase, T. Vlase, and N. Doca
The thermooxidative degradation of three models of oily soils was studied under non-isothermal conditions, at heating rates
of 5, 10, 15 and 20�C min−1. Di-octyl-sebacate, as model for synthetic oil, was adsorbed on silica, alumina and silico-alumina, considered models for
the inorganic micelle of a soil. For a kinetic analysis, the TG data were processed by three methods: Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, Friedman
and NPK (Nomen-Sempere). The results indicate the NPK as the less speculative method that allows a separation of the elementary
steps and at the same time a separation of the temperature, respective conversion dependent part of the reaction rate.
Authors:M. Malinowski, S. Malinowski, and S. Krzyżanowski
Simultaneous TG and DTA were used to investigate the phenomena of adsorption, desorption and surface reactions of ammonia on NaX and X type exchanged zeolites and silica-alumina gels (Ketjen) treated with sodium hydroxide. On the basis of the quantitative results it is possible to give an interpretation of these surface phenomena and to establish the existence of various active centres on the surface of the catalysts. In the case of the adsorption of ammonia on silica-alumina gels, the quantity of adsorbed ammonia is much smaller than on silica-alumina gel treated with sodium hydroxide.
The acid-base character of vanadium pentoxide, V2O5/SiO2 and V2O5/γ-Al2O3 catalysts has been investigated by adsorption of ammonia and sulphur dioxide using microcalorimetry. By depositing vanadium
oxide on silica; new surface sites are formed which present more acid strength than bulk vanadium pentoxide and pure silica.
Alumina-supported vanadium catalysts can be regarded as acidic monolayers VOx. Sulphur dioxide was found to be selective for uncovered alumina.
Authors:Liming Zuo, Shaoming Yu, Hai Zhou, Xue Tian, and Jun Jiang
The mesoporous molecular sieves (Al-MCM-41) are synthesized with montmorillonite as silica–alumina source by hydrothermal
method. The application of Al-MCM-41 for the adsorption of Th(IV) from aqueous solution is studied by batch technique. The
effects of contact time, solid content, pH, ionic strength, foreign ions, and temperature are determined, and the results
indicate that the adsorption of Th(IV) to Al-MCM-41 is strongly dependent on pH values but independent of ionic strength.
The adsorption isotherms are simulated by D–R and Freundlich models well. The thermodynamic parameters (ΔH0, ΔS0, ΔG0) are calculated from the temperature dependent adsorption isotherms at 293, 313 and 333 K, respectively, and the results
suggest that the adsorption of Th(IV) on Al-MCM-41 is a spontaneous and endothermic process. Al-MCM-41 is a suitable material
for the preconcentration of Th(IV) from large volumes of aqueous solutions.
Zeolite catalysts are widely used in oil refinery and petrochemical industries. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts used
in a refinery consist of Y zeolite, a silica-alumina matrix and a binder. In this study, spent FCC catalysts were prepared
by cracking sour imported heavy gas oil (SIHGO) in a microactivity test unit. The total amount of coke and the hydrogen-to-carbon
ratio (H/C) in the coke for spent FCC catalysts contaminated with metals were determined using temperature-programmed oxidation
(TPO). Total H/C ratios of the coke on FCC catalysts were found to be in the range of 0.4 to 1, indicating the majority of
the coke consists of polyaromatic species. H/C ratio decreased with increasing coke contents on the catalysts. This ratio
was found to be higher for the catalyst with high metal concentration compared to the catalyst with relatively low metal concentration.
The high H/C ratio for highly contaminated FCC catalyst was attributed to the formation of hydrogen rich coke by hydrogenation
reactions catalyzed by the contaminant metals on the catalyst. After hydrogen pretreatment both coke amount and H/C ratio
decreased significantly. This was due to the decrease in the hydrogenation activities of the contaminant-metals in their reduced