Recent theoretical insights into the role of the zeolite framework on methanol-to-olefin conversion

D. Lesthaeghe, V. Van Speybroeck, M. Waroquier
Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis
174, Part A, 741-744


The two major conflicting proposals in the methanol-to-olefin process are thoroughly investigated and compared using hybrid multi-level modeling techniques. This investigation leads to the absolute rejection of the intensively studied direct mechanisms and provides a successful alternative catalytic cycle as well as additional insight into the hydrocarbon pool proposal.