Catalysis Letters

, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 43–47

Carbon Nanofiber Supported Cobalt Catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis with High Activity and Selectivity

  • Zhixin Yu
  • Øyvind Borg
  • De Chen
  • Bjørn Christian Enger
  • Vidar Frøseth
  • Erling Rytter
  • Hanne Wigum
  • Anders Holmen
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-006-0054-6

Cite this article as:
Yu, Z., Borg, Ø., Chen, D. et al. Catal Lett (2006) 109: 43. doi:10.1007/s10562-006-0054-6

Abstract

Platelet and fishbone carbon nanofibers (CNFs) have been used as supports for cobalt Fischer–Tropsch catalysts. The activity and selectivity of the CNF supported catalysts have been studied at 483 K, 20 bar, and H2/CO = 2.1, and compared with corresponding activity and selectivity for α-Al2O3 and γ-Al2O3 supported cobalt catalysts. The platelet CNF supported catalyst has demonstrated high activity and high selectivity to C5+ hydrocarbons, with activity comparable with Co/γ-Al2O3 and selectivity comparable with Co/α-Al2O3.

Keywords

carbon nanofiberscatalyst supportFischer–Tropsch synthesis

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhixin Yu
    • 1
  • Øyvind Borg
    • 1
  • De Chen
    • 1
  • Bjørn Christian Enger
    • 1
  • Vidar Frøseth
    • 1
  • Erling Rytter
    • 2
  • Hanne Wigum
    • 2
  • Anders Holmen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Statoil R&DPostuttak, TrondheimNorway