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

Author: Mai, Khiet; Elder, Thomas; Groom, Les; Spivey, James J.;

Date: 2015

Source: Catalysis Communications

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: 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.

Keywords: Biomass syngas, Fischer Tropsch, Fe-based, Coprecipitation, Impregnation

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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.


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