3 years ago

Effects of Zn and Mn Promotion in Fe-Based Catalysts Used for COx Hydrogenation to Long-Chain Hydrocarbons

Effects of Zn and Mn Promotion in Fe-Based Catalysts Used for COx Hydrogenation to Long-Chain Hydrocarbons
Paolo Deiana, Luca Lietti, Claudia Bassano, Pio Forzatti, Carlo Giorgio Visconti, Michela Martinelli, Leonardo Falbo
The promoting effect of Mn and Zn on the performance of Fe-based catalysts has been comparatively investigated in the COx hydrogenation to heavy hydrocarbons in the presence of H2-deficient streams. To this scope, two catalysts have been prepared by coprecipitation, followed by impregnation with Cu and K, and tested at 220 °C and 30 barg after an activation treatment with syngas. Both catalysts have been found to be active and selective to long-chain hydrocarbons in the presence of either H2/CO or H2/CO2 mixtures. Despite lower catalyst reducibility, the presence of Zn has resulted in higher COx conversion rates. Furthermore, the Zn-promoted catalyst converted COx into heavier and less-saturated hydrocarbons. These results are consistent with a role of Zn in promoting the catalyst basicity, which is a key property to keep low the superficial H/C ratio and to slow chain termination reactions as well as secondary olefin hydrogenations.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01494

DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01494

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.