Carbonization and Regeneration of Mo/ZSM-5 Catalysts for Methane Dehydroaromatization

Z.R. Ismagilov, L.T. Tsikoza, E.V. Matus, G.S. Litvak, I.Z. Ismagilov and O.B. Sukhova

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, pr. Akademika Lavrentieva, 5, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia


The character of carbonaceous deposits formed during methane dehydroaromatization reaction in the presence of Mo/ZSM-5 catalysts was studied s by differential thermal analysis. The dependence of the concentration and condensation degree (C/H ratio) of the carbonaceous deposits on the catalyst synthesis conditions (Mo content = 1-10%, Si/Al ratio in the initial H-ZSM-5 = 17-45) and reaction conditions (feed flow rate = 405-1620 h-1, methane concentration = 90-98%, reaction temperature = 720-780C) was investigated. The oxidative treatment conditions of carbonized Mo/ZSM-5 catalysts providing stable operation of the catalysts under multiple reaction-oxidative treatment cycles were selected.