Volume 6: Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions: Part V

Enhanced Aromatics Generation From Catalytic Pyrolysis of Woody Biomass Over Hollow Structured HZSM-5 Catalyst Xiang Feng, Zhenping Cai , Dumitrita Spinu , Zhiwei Mao , Jingyuan Shang , De Chen*



Hollow structured HZSM-5 was synthesized by posttreatment to introduce the meso-/microporous system. This resulted in the enhancement of the performance for catalytic fast pyrolysis of pine for aromatic products. Compared with traditional HZSM-5 catalyst, the hollow HZSM-5 catalyst exhibited enhanced the mass transfer ability, leading to higher selectivity of aromatics such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, and naphthalene (58%). The intrinsic mechanism into the enhanced performance was further elucidated by multi-techniques such as HAADF-STEM, TGA-MS, TPD, Py-IR and NMR. This work provides a potential approach for directional production of woody biomass powder.

Keywords renewable biomass, catalytic pyrolysis, hollow ZSM-5, enhanced performance, aromatics

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