Co/SiO2 catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; effect of Co loading and support modification by TiO2
2012 (English)In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 197, no 1, 18-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The influence of cobalt loading and titania addition to the silica support on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis activity is investigated over two series of catalysts with Co loading of 6 wt% and 12 wt%. The pure silica support is prepared by sol-gel procedure in acid conditions. The modification by TiO2 is performed by grafting with titanium isopropoxide. The catalysts are prepared by wet-impregnation over amorphous SiO2 and over SiO2 modified by TiO2 (5 wt%). The samples, characterized by N-2-adsorption-desorption analyses, X-ray diffraction (XRD), temperature programmed reduction (TPR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), are tested in the low-temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using the conditions of 483 K, 20 bar and H-2/CO = 2.1. The improved conversion rate and the increased SC5+ of the titania containing catalysts are discussed in terms of the stronger interaction between cobalt and titania affecting the cobalt oxide reducibility.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 197, no 1, 18-23 p.
Cobalt catalyst, Fischer-Tropsch, TiO2 grafting, SiO2 support
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107061DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2012.05.042ISI: 000310598600004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84868375058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107061DiVA: diva2:574940
QC 201212072012-12-072012-12-062012-12-07Bibliographically approved