Fe-based Fischer Tropsch Synthesis of biomass-derived syngas: Effect of synthesis method


Two 100Fe/4Cu/4K/6Zn catalysts were prepared using two different methods: coprecipitation or impregnation methods. The effect of the preparation methods on the catalyst structure, catalytic properties, and the conversion of biomass-derived syngas via Fischer–Tropsch synthesis was investigated. Syngas was derived from gasifying Southern pine woodchips and had the composition of 3.1% CH4, 11% CO2, 17%H2, 22%CO, and47%N2. The results show that the coprecipitated Zn-promoted catalyst had higher extent of reduction and carburization, which led to higher carbon conversion and C5+ selectivity of this CO2-rich syngas than the impregnated catalyst.

  • Citation: Mai, Khiet; Elder, Thomas; Groom, Leslie H.; Spivey, James J. 2015. Fe-based Fischer Tropsch Synthesis of biomass-derived syngas: Effect of synthesis method. Catalysis Communications. 65: 76-80. 5 p.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2015.02.027
  • Keywords: Biomass syngas, Fischer Tropsch, Fe-based, Coprecipitation; Impregnation
  • Posted Date: September 14, 2015
  • Modified Date: November 17, 2016
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