Effect of Potassium Promoter on Cobalt Nano-catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Reaction

Ali, Sardar and Mohd Zabidi, N.A. and Subbarao, D (2012) Effect of Potassium Promoter on Cobalt Nano-catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Reaction. In: ICFAS2012, 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.

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In the present work effect of potassium on cobalt nano-catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch reaction has been presented. The catalysts were prepared using a wet impregnation method and promoted with potassium. Samples were characterized by nitrogen adsorption, H2-TPR, and TEM. The Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS) was carried out in a fixed-bed microreactor 220 °C, 1 atm, H2/CO=2 and a velocity (SV) =12 L/g.h. for 5 h. Addition of potassium into Co/CNTs decreased the average size of cobalt nanoparticles and the catalyst reducibility. Potassium-promoted Co catalyst resulted in appreciable increase in the selectivity of C5+ hydrocarbons and suppressed methane formation. The 0.06%KCo/CNTs catalyst enhanced the C5+ hydrocarbons selectivity by a factor of 23.5% and reduced the methane selectivity by a factor of 39.6%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Institute for Autonomous Systems
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Noor Asmawati Mohd Zabidi
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 07:05
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 01:59
URI: http://scholars.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7754

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