Preparation of mesoporous silica supported cobalt catalysts using supercritical fluids for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Taichi Shimizu, Ikuo Ushiki, Masaki Ota, Yoshiyuki Sato, Naoto Koizumi, Hiroshi Inomata

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Abstract

Cobalt catalysts supported on mesoporous silica for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis were prepared by supercritical CO2 at 333K, 20MPa with an addition of 10mol% methanol. Highly dispersed Co particles in mesopores could be observed by TEM for the sample by supercritical CO2 method, while the aggregates of Co particles on external surface of silica were found for the conventional liquid phase impregnation method. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis examined at 503K, 1.1MPa revealed CO conversion to be 46.7% using the catalyst prepared by supercritical CO2 method, which was about 1.5 times higher than the catalyst prepared by the conventional method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide (CO)
  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • Mesoporous silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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