Effect of Ru addition to Co/SiO2/HZSM-5 catalysts on Fischer–Tropsch synthesis of gasoline-range hydrocarbons
Microporous HZSM-5 zeolite and mesoporous SiO2 supported Ru–Co catalysts of various Ru adding amounts were prepared and evaluated for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis (FTS) of gasoline-range hydrocarbons (C5–C12). The tailor-made Ru–Co/SiO2/HZSM-5 catalysts possessed both micro- and mesopores, which accelerated hydrocracking/hydroisomerization of long-chain products and provided quick mass transfer channels respectively during FTS. In the same time, Ru increased Co reduction degree by hydrogen spillover, thus CO conversion of 62.8% and gasoline-range hydrocarbon selectivity of 47%, including more than 14% isoparaffins, were achieved simultaneously when Ru content was optimized at 1 wt% in Ru–Co/SiO2/HZSM-5 catalyst.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 10, Issue 14, 25 August 2009, Pages 1868–1874