Title

Highly selective production of C5-C12 hydrocarbons over efficient Ru/heteropoly-acid catalysts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-11-2019

Department

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Abstract

It is a great challenge in catalysis to increase selectivity without sacrificing activity. Furthermore, the highly selective production of C5-C12 hydrocarbons, which are main components of gasoline fuel, from syngas is important for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS), particularly for its industrial process. Herein, we demonstrate an approach to increase selectivity for C5-C12 hydrocarbons, namely, the 145% increase in selectivity of C5-C12 hydrocarbons without sacrificing high CO conversion was obtained by tuning Al2O3 support with tungstophosphoric acid (HPW) for Ru-based catalysts. This finding offers a simple and novel approach to develop efficient catalysts for FTS.

Publisher's Statement

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Publisher's version of record: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.02.024

Publication Title

Fuel

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