Catalysis Letters

, 125:264 | Cite as

Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Using Zeolite-supported Iron Catalysts for the Production of Light Hydrocarbons

  • Suk-Hwan Kang
  • Jong Wook Bae
  • P. S. Sai Prasad
  • Ki-Won JunEmail author


Fischer–Tropsch synthesis (FTS) for the production of olefins from syngas was investigated on FeCuK impregnated on zeolite catalysts such as ZSM-5, Mordenite and Beta-zeolite. ZSM-5 supported catalyst showed the best activity among the three catalysts due to the high reducibility of iron oxides. It also exhibited high olefin selectivity compared to a catalyst prepared by physical mixing of the two components, due to the presence of moderate number of acid sites.


Fischer–Tropsch synthesis Iron Zeolites Light hydrocarbons Acidity 



The authors would like to acknowledge funding from the Korea Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) through ‘‘Project of next-generation novel technology development’’ of ITEP. P.S. Sai Prasad thanks Korea Federation of Science & Technology (KOFST) for the award of the visiting research fellowship under Brain Pool program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suk-Hwan Kang
    • 1
  • Jong Wook Bae
    • 1
  • P. S. Sai Prasad
    • 1
  • Ki-Won Jun
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Alternative Chemicals/Fuel Research CenterKorea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)Yusong, DaejonSouth Korea

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