Catalysis Letters

, Volume 87, Issue 1–2, pp 31–35 | Cite as

Preparation and Catalytic Distillation Testing of an Acidic Zeolite Film Catalytic Packing for Synthesis of ETBE

  • Yonghong Li
  • Shuangyan Huang
  • Shaomin Wu
  • Xigang Yuan


A novel type of zeolite film catalytic packing for synthesis of ETBE from ethanol and C4-cut olefin was eveloped, characterized and evaluated in a catalytic distillation column. The experimental results show that the zeolite film composed of acidic BEA crystals, of a size of about 500 nm, is essentially continuous and free of cracks, and that the packing has better characteristics in both catalysis and the separation of products from reactants that is comparable to that of resin catalysts used in industrial distillation towers.

zeolite film catalytic packing catalytic distillation ETBE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonghong Li
    • 1
  • Shuangyan Huang
    • 1
  • Shaomin Wu
    • 2
  • Xigang Yuan
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of C1 Chemical Technology, School of Chemical EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinP.R. China
  2. 2.Distillation Laboratory of State Key Laboratories of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinP.R. China

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