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Titolo: The role of activated carbon size in the catalytic cracking of naphthalene
Anno di pubblicazione: 2020
Autori: Parrillo F.; Ruoppolo G.; Arena U.
Affiliazioni autori: Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Via A. Vivaldi 43, Caserta, 81100, Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Via A. Vivaldi 43, 81100, Caserta, Italy, , Italy; Combustion Research Institute, National Research Council-CNR, P.le Tecchio 80, Naples, 80125, Combustion Research Institute, National Research Council-CNR, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125, Naples, Italy, , Italy
Abstract: Activated carbons are efficient catalysts for tar cracking, suitable for hot cleaning of the syngas produced during biomass- and waste-to-energy gasification processes. This study investigates the conversion of naphthalene, utilised as reference for tar compounds, when catalysed by a coal-derived activated carbon. The attention focuses on the influence of the operating temperature, in the range 750-900 °C, and the size of selected activated carbon, which has been used under form of pellets, granules and powders. The conversion efficiency improves when the temperature raised from 750 °C to 900 °C (from 79% to 99%, for the pellets), and when the catalyst size reduced from pellets to powders (from 79% to 97%, at 750 °C). The diffusional resistance in the catalyst particles has been then quantified in terms of Thiele modulus and internal effectiveness factor. A gradual reduction of catalyst surface area has been also observed for longer tests, due to the progressive deposition of soot from naphthalene decomposition over and inside the porous structure of the activated carbon. The carbon content of these deposits has been quantified, showing larger percentages on the surface of granules and powders.
Lingua abstract: inglese
Referee: Sì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazione: Postprint
Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-85074359298]
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