Theses and Dissertations

Author

Peng Zhou

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Yu, Fei

Committee Member

Srinivasan, Radhakrishnan

Committee Member

To, Filip Suminto D.

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Biological Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Abstract

Several self-supported and metal oxide supported cobalt Fisher-Tropsch (FT) catalysts were prepared applying incipient wetness impregnation method. The catalysts were characterized by TPR, adsorption-desorption, XRD, TEM and SEM. The gas products were characterized by GC. The effect of support was investigated. The selfsupported 3D ordered macro-porous (3DOM) Fe-Co and self-supported 2D ordered mesoporous catalyst showed low or no activity under typical F-T reaction conditions. The 3DOM Al2O3 supported cobalt catalyst showed much higher CO conversion and C4+ selectivity than conventional Co/Gamma-Al2O3 catalyst. However, the 3DOM Co/Al2O3 prepared by incorporated method showed no activity. The supported Co/SBA-15 performed better CO conversion than the conventional Co/SiO2. The effects of temperature and time on 3DOM Co/Al2O3 and Co/SBA-15 system were coherent with traditional catalysts. The well-defined structure of 3DOM Al2O3 and SBA-15 may favor to the selectivity of C4+ hydrocarbons product.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20170

Comments

macroporous||mesoporous||cobalt catalyst||Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

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