OA64 Silica as a promoter for iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 3:40 PM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Eric van Steen, Department of Chemical Engineering, Centre for Catalysis Research, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
Metal-support interactions in iron based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts have been investigated by modifying iron oxide nano crystallites with tetraethoxysilanemimicking the strong-metal-support interactions. The strong-metal support interaction remains intact after reduction of the catalyst. It is shown that the metal-support interaction leads to an enhancement in the catalyst activity.

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