Catalytic conversion of furfural extract from lubricating oil extraction unit over the shaped and promoted HY catalysts to valuable petroleum products

Khalid Khazzl Hummadi, Abdul Halim A. K. Mohammed, Allaa I. Elaibi, Salah M. Ali, H. J. Heeres, Songbo He*

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Catalytic conversion of a furfural extract from the extraction unit of lubricating oil to valuable products was investigated over the shaped HY extrudates using bentonite as binder (HY/bentonite) and zinc and nickel promoted HY/bentonite catalyst (Zn-Ni-HY/bentonite) in a bench scale fixed bed reactor. The catalysts were characterized by XRF, XRD, SEM and nitrogen adsorption-desorption. At 550 °C and LHSV of 9.2 h-1, 7.3 wt% gasoline was yielded over HY/bentonite catalyst, which was significantly increased (ca. 42%) over Zn-Ni-HY/bentonite catalyst. Besides, notably enhanced yield of light and heavy naphtha, kerosene, gas oil and lubricating oil can be distilled from the overall liquid products over Zn-Ni-HY/bentonite catalyst (90.5 wt%) than over HY/bentonite catalyst (77.6 wt%). The obtained petroleum products with the satisfied characteristics can be blended after hydrodesulfurization processing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105834
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Communications
Publication statusPublished - 10-Jan-2020


  • Furfural extract
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Lubricating oil
  • Zeolite

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