Catalytic Hydrogenation of d-Xylose Over Ru Decorated Carbon Foam Catalyst in a SpinChem® Rotating Bed Reactor

Tung Ngoc Pham, Ajaikumar Samikannu, Anne Riikka Rautio, Koppany L. Juhasz, Zoltan Konya, Johan Wärnå, Krisztian Kordas, Jyri Pekka Mikkola

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In this work the activity of ruthenium decorated carbon foam (Ru/CF) catalyst was studied in three phase hydrogenation reaction of d-xylose to d-xylitol. The developed catalyst was characterized by using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry and nitrogen adsorption–desorption measurement. Kinetic measurements were carried out in a laboratory scale pressurized reactor (Parr®) assisted by SpinChem® rotating bed reactor (SRBR), at pre-defined conditions (40–60 bar H2 and 100–120 °C). The study on the influence of reaction conditions showed that the conversion rate and selectivity of hydrogenation reaction of d-xylose was significantly affected by temperature. These results have been proved by a competitive kinetics model which was found to describe the behavior of the novel system (Ru/CF catalyst used together with the SRBR) very well. Besides, it was revealed that the catalytic activity as well as the stability of our Ru/CF-SRBR is comparable with the commercial ruthenium decorated carbon catalyst (Ru/AC) under identical reaction conditions. Moreover, all steps from catalyst preparation and catalyst recycling as well as catalytic testing can be performed in an easy, fast and elegant manner without any loss of materials. Briefly, the developed Ru/CF catalyst used together with the SRBR could be used an excellent alternative for the conventional Raney nickel catalyst in a slurry batch reactor and offers an attractive concept with obvious industrial applicability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1177
Number of pages13
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Volume59
Issue number13-14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

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Xylose
Hydrogenation
Foams
Carbon
Ruthenium
Catalysts
Xylitol
Kinetics
Batch reactors
Inductively coupled plasma
Nickel
Spectrometry
Recycling
Catalyst activity
Nitrogen
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Transmission electron microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
Testing

Keywords

  • Carbon foam
  • d-xylitol
  • d-xylose
  • Rotating bed reactor
  • Ruthenium
  • SpinChem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Pham, T. N., Samikannu, A., Rautio, A. R., Juhasz, K. L., Konya, Z., Wärnå, J., ... Mikkola, J. P. (2016). Catalytic Hydrogenation of d-Xylose Over Ru Decorated Carbon Foam Catalyst in a SpinChem® Rotating Bed Reactor. Topics in Catalysis, 59(13-14), 1165-1177. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11244-016-0637-4

Catalytic Hydrogenation of d-Xylose Over Ru Decorated Carbon Foam Catalyst in a SpinChem® Rotating Bed Reactor. / Pham, Tung Ngoc; Samikannu, Ajaikumar; Rautio, Anne Riikka; Juhasz, Koppany L.; Konya, Zoltan; Wärnå, Johan; Kordas, Krisztian; Mikkola, Jyri Pekka.

In: Topics in Catalysis, Vol. 59, No. 13-14, 01.08.2016, p. 1165-1177.

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Pham, TN, Samikannu, A, Rautio, AR, Juhasz, KL, Konya, Z, Wärnå, J, Kordas, K & Mikkola, JP 2016, 'Catalytic Hydrogenation of d-Xylose Over Ru Decorated Carbon Foam Catalyst in a SpinChem® Rotating Bed Reactor', Topics in Catalysis, vol. 59, no. 13-14, pp. 1165-1177. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11244-016-0637-4
Pham, Tung Ngoc ; Samikannu, Ajaikumar ; Rautio, Anne Riikka ; Juhasz, Koppany L. ; Konya, Zoltan ; Wärnå, Johan ; Kordas, Krisztian ; Mikkola, Jyri Pekka. / Catalytic Hydrogenation of d-Xylose Over Ru Decorated Carbon Foam Catalyst in a SpinChem® Rotating Bed Reactor. In: Topics in Catalysis. 2016 ; Vol. 59, No. 13-14. pp. 1165-1177.
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