OA69 DFT Investigation On The Promotion Of Iron-Based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts With Copper

Friday, June 10, 2011: 8:00 AM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Michael Claeys and Eric van Steen, Department of Chemical Engineering, Centre for Catalysis Research, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
Copper is knwon as a reduction promoter for iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. DFT calculations show that copper can only be stabilized kinetically by adsorbed species present on the surface of iron carbide.

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