Hydrocracking of n-Pentane using Ruthenium Precursor Nanoparticles Loaded over Zeolite


Cracking of n-Pentane was carried out on two type of zeolite catalysts Ru/HZSM-5 and Ru/HMOR. The conversion was high at low temperature and the selective precursor was highly selective to desired product. The selectivity to light olefins decreased with increasing temperature and decreased with increasing hydrogen to hydrocarbon ratio. The results showed that Ru/HMOR catalyst was more active and selective than Ru/HZSM-5 catalyst for the considered temperature range.