Binder-free hierarchical zeolite pellets and monoliths derived from ZSM-5@LDHs composites for bioethanol dehydration to ethylene†
The development of industrial catalysts is of crucial importance for practical uses. However, the use of extruded catalysts in industry is still limited because of a remarkably decreased catalytic activity when combining them with binders. This contribution illustrates the rational design of binder-free hierarchical ZSM-5 pellets and monoliths derived from zeolite@LDHs composites via extrusion and 3D printing technologies, respectively. The designed catalyst applied in bioethanol dehydration boosts the ethylene yield by over 93.4 ± 2.2% due to the synergistic effect of zeolites and LDHs.