Partial oxidation of methane to methanol over catalyst ZSM-5 from coal fly ash and rice husk ash

Fusia Mirda Yanti, S. D.Sumbogo Murti, Yuni Krisyuningsih, Adiarso

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Methane is one of the greenhouse gases that can be converted into liquid fuels such as methanol to retain most of the energy of methane and produce a cleaner environment. The conversion of methane to methanol using ZMS-5 represents a breakthrough in the utilization of methane. However, material sources for zeolite synthesis as catalyst usually are pro-analysis grade materials, which are expensive. Therefore, in this research, coal fly ash and rice husk ash were used as raw materials for mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite synthesis. First, coal fly ash and rice husk were subjected to pre-treatment to extract silicate (SiO44-) and aluminate (AlO45-) and impurities separation. The ZSM-5 zeolite was synthesized through hydrothermal treatment using two types of templates. After ZSM-5 was synthesized, it was modified with Cobalt through impregnation method. The catalytic activity of both ZSM-5 and Co/ZSM-5 zeolites as heterogeneous catalysts in partial oxidation of methane were preliminary tested and compared with that commercial one. The result showed that the zeolite catalyst ZSM-5 from fly ash coal and rice husk ash has the potential to be used as catalysts in the partial oxidation of methane to methanol.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02005
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2017
Event1st Sriwijaya International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology, SICEST 2016 - Bangka Island, Indonesia
Duration: 9 Nov 201610 Nov 2016


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