Conversion of C2 -C4 Low Alkanes on ZSM-5 Containing Zn Nanoparticles

A.V. Vosmerikov, L.N. Vosmerikova, G.V. Ivanov

Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Akademichesky Ave. 3, Tomsk 634021, Russia


Mixed catalysts were prepared on the basis of a synthesized high-silica ZSM-5 zeolite and an electroexplosion nanosized zinc powder. The influence of Zn concentration in a zeolite on its acidic and catalytic properties in the reaction of C2-C4 low alkanes aromatization as well as the catalyst deactivation resulting from carbonization were studied.