Enhancement of Activity for Hydrocarbon Synthesis from Synthesis Gas over Molybdenum/SiO2 Catalysts by Treatment with CO-Rich Synthesis Gas

Takashi Tatsumi, Atsushi Muramatsu, Hiro O. Tominaga

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Abstract

Reduced Mo-KCl/SiO2 catalysts were effectively activated for synthesis of C1-C9 hydrocarbons with CO-rich (CO/H2=3/1) synthesis gas at 573K. This treatment, which caused but slight change in alcohol productivity, was contrasted with the treatment with CO/H2=1/1 synthesis gas, that was effective in enhancing selective alcohol synthesis; the CO/H2 ratio of the synthesis gas used for pretreatment was crucial to determining hydrocarbon/alcohol selectivity. The enhanced activity for hydrocarbon synthesis might be related with the formation of MoC. This activation treatment proved to be much more effective than the n-C4H10/H2 treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of The Japan Petroleum Institute
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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