Nickel and Cobalt Ilmenites-Based Catalysts for Upgrading Pyrolytic Oil during Pyrolysis of Waste Tires

Correa-Muriel, Daniela; Valencia-Sanchez, Hoover; Cortes-Hernandez, Hector; Gonzalez-Vera, Daniela; Herrera, Javiera; Campos, Cristian H.; Casella, Monica L.; Arteaga-Perez, Luis E.; Osorio-Vargas, Paula


Pyrolysis as a waste treatment method has gained relevance because it can generate higher value-added products in addition to reducing the environment's secondary pollution. In this study, the catalytic pyrolysis of waste tires was evaluated using NiTiO3 and CoTiO3 ilmenites as catalysts and precursors of metal catalysts with the aim to produce an oil enriched in high-value hydrocarbons, such as benzene, toluene, a xylenes mixture, and products less-reported, such as p-cymene and p-cymenene. The experiments were performed in an analytical pyrolyzer coupled to GC/MS. The effect of the nature of the catalysts on the product distribution was compared with the uncatalyzed reaction. The main products of uncatalyzed pyrolysis were D, L-limonene (similar to 60%), and isoprene (similar to 25%) due to the depolymerization of natural rubber. Meanwhile, Ni-ilmenites-based catalysts favored the formation of target compounds to expense D, L-limonene. Moreover, the presence of metal in reduced-ilmenite sharply enhanced the selectivity by similar to 50% concerning oxidized ilmenite and above 80% compared to the uncatalyzed reaction for p-cymene and p-cymenene. By contrast, the Co-ilmenites-based catalysts showed a marginal effect on secondary reactions. Finally, the feasibility of forming the aromatic terpenes, p-cymene, and p-cymenene from limonene in the non-catalytic pyrolysis was evaluated.

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Título de la Revista: CATALYSTS
Volumen: 12
Número: 11
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2022


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