Comparison of catalytic activity of clays on locally available petroleum fractions

M. A. Rauf, M. Ikram, M. J. Iqbal, S. Manzoor

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The purpose of the present work is to explore the catalytic activity of locally available clays in petroleum fractions. The chemical analysis indicated mainly the presence of alumino-silicate dominance in the clay mineral composition. The major, minor and trace elements in clays were determined by employing X-ray Fluorescence (WD) and the mineral nature of clays were determined by IR spectroscopy. UV/Visible spectrometry was employed to observe the concentration of naphthalene and benzene in gasoline of premium and naphtha brand. Clay sample no 1 and 2 showed the maximum catalytic reforming, whereas, sample no 4, 7 and 10 showed the maximum catalytic cracking. Sample no. 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9 showed no appreciable catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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