O-Th-BRA-11 Evidence of a Correlation Between Support Reducibility and Alcohol Selectivity in Si Doped Co/CeO2 Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

Thursday, June 6, 2013: 1:50 PM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Mauro Ribeiro1, Israel Azevedo1, Muthu Kumaran Gnanamani2, Gary Jacobs2, Burtron H. Davis2 and Fabio B. Noronha1, (1)National Institute of Technology, Brazil, (2)University of Kentucky, USA.
We report results showing that the presence of SiO2 allowed a significant enhancement on C2+ alcohol selectivity on a 15%Co/CeO2.SiO2catalyst. This work indicates that the reducibility of the support (in this case, CeO2) seems to be key to the enhancement of the selectivity toward higher valued alcohols in Fischer Tropsch synthesis.

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