Identification of n-heptane reforming catalytic descriptors by the means of high throughput kinetic studies
This study addresses the problem of identifying descriptors for the active phase of naphtha reforming catalysts and their integration into kinetic models. One of the objectives of catalyst optimization is to control selectivity. Catalytic reforming catalysts are bi-functional (acidic and metallic sites), the challenge is to identify the physicochemical parameters that control the aromatization selectivity. These descriptors will be incorporated into kinetic models capable of predicting the effect of a modification of the active phase on selectivity.