Ni/MgO-Al2O3 (Ni/MG70) catalysts were developed for the deoxygenation reaction to produce green diesel from non-edible fatty acids. As the Ni loading amount was increased from 5% to 30%, the characteristics of the catalysts, such as Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface area, Ni dispersion, reducibility, number of Ni active sites, and acidity, varied. Among the prepared catalysts, the 20% Ni/MG70 catalyst showed excellent deoxygenation performance owing to its highest number of Ni active sites, easier reducibility, and appropriate acidity. Furthermore, it was confirmed that deoxygenation in this study was carried out via the hydrodeoxygenation reaction pathway to remove oxygen species as H2O. In addition, the basic fuel properties, calorific value and viscosity, were analyzed for produced green diesel.
|Publication status||Published - 2022 Mar 1|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (2020R1A2B5B01002346). This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2019R1I1A1A01062993). This research was supported by the Korea Ministry of Environment as Waste to Energy-Recycling Human Resource Development Project (YL-WE-19-001).
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- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Organic Chemistry