Benzene, toluene, and xylene production by direct dehydroaromatization of methane over WOy/HZSM-5 catalysts

Min Yeong Gim, Seung Ju Han, Tae Hun Kang, Ji Hwan Song, Tae Hyeop Kim, Do Heui Kim, Kwan Young Lee, In Kyu Song

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Tungsten oxide catalysts supported on HZSM-5 (XWOy/HZSM-5) were prepared with a variation of tungsten oxide loading (X = 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 wt%) for use in the production of BTX (Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene) through methane dehydroaromatization. The effect of tungsten oxide loading on the acid properties and catalytic activities was investigated. It was found that strong acidity of XWOy/HZSM-5 catalysts showed a volcano-shaped trend with respect to tungsten oxide loading and 8WOy/HZSM-5 catalyst exhibited the highest strong acidity. In the methane dehydroaromatization, acid property of XWOy/HZSM-5 catalysts was closely related to BTX yield. Initial BTX yield increased with increasing strong acidity of the catalysts. Among the catalysts tested, 8WOy/HZSM-5 catalyst with the highest strong acidity showed the best catalytic performance in terms of initial BTX yield. It is concluded that an optimal tungsten oxide loading of XWOy/HZSM-5 catalysts was required for maximum BTX production in the methane dehydroaromatization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8226-8231
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by C1 Gas Refinery Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (2016M3D3A1A01913252)

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Copyright © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.


  • BTX
  • Methane
  • Strong Acidity
  • Tungsten Oxide
  • Zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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