Further insights into the effect of sulfur on the activity and selectivity of cobalt-based Fischer–Tropsch catalysts
2016 (English)In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 275, 119-126 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
A sulfur poisoning study was performed by ex situ poisoning of a platinum-promoted cobalt/alumina catalyst with different sulfur amounts. The poisoned catalyst samples were tested at relevant Fischer–Tropsch reaction conditions and at the same CO conversion in order to evaluate the effect of sulfur on catalyst activity and product selectivity. It was found that the activity and the selectivity to long-chain hydrocarbons decrease with increasing sulfur content. Moreover, it was found that sulfur has no significant effect on the CO2 selectivity. It was also shown that sulfur significantly enhances olefin hydrogenation. Finally, a deactivation model relating the catalyst activity and the sulfur to cobalt active site ratio was proposed and used to describe the experimental results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 275, 119-126 p.
Fischer–Tropsch, Sulfur, Cobalt, Deactivation, Selectivity
Chemical Process Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-182347DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2015.10.039ISI: 000382420300017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-182347DiVA: diva2:904222
QC 201609262016-02-182016-02-182016-09-26Bibliographically approved