CoFe/γ-Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> catalyst for the hydrotreatment of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME)

Thushara Kandaramath Hari, Zahira Yaakob

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Catalytic hydroprocessing of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) is a promising route for enhancing the properties to cover their disadvantages to replace conventional motor fuel. Non-sulfided CoFe/γ-Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> catalyst was synthesized for the hydrotreatment of FAME derived from Jatropha oil. Straight-chain alkanes in the range C15-C18 were the major products. A maximum FAME conversion of 82.56% and diesel selectivity of 81.2% were obtained at 400 °C and 2 MPa. Effect of the reaction temperature and reaction time on the FAME conversion and diesel selectivity were studied. Fe incorporation facilitated the cobalt oxide reduction by H<inf>2</inf> spill over and cobalt oxide dispersion, which facilitate C-O bond activation and breaking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1239
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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CoFe/γ-Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> catalyst for the hydrotreatment of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). / Hari, Thushara Kandaramath; Yaakob, Zahira.

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