Production of bioparaffins from natural triglycerides

Jeno Hancsók, Tamás Kasza, Sándor Kovács, Péter Solymosi, András Holló

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The production possibilities of gasoil boiling range mixtures of paraffins were investigated over different catalysts as a function of the process parameters using different natural triglycerides. At the favourable operational parameters (T: 360-380°C; p: 60-80 bar; liquid hourly space velocity (LHSV): 1.0-2.0 m3 feedstock/m3 catalyst · h; H 2/HC: 450 Nm3/m3) the yield of paraffin mixtures increased in the order of NiW/Al2O3 < NiMo/Al2O3 - CoMo/Al2O3. in the best cases the yields of paraffins reached 75-85% of the theoretical values. These compounds are excellent fuels of Diesel engines (cetane number: 89-92) using them as pure fuels or blending components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-826
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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