fulltext.study @t Gmail

Deactivation of a Co/Al2O3 Fischer–Tropsch catalyst by water-induced sintering in slurry reactor: Modeling and experimental investigations

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
54619 47017 2013 8 PDF Available
Title
Deactivation of a Co/Al2O3 Fischer–Tropsch catalyst by water-induced sintering in slurry reactor: Modeling and experimental investigations
Abstract

•Cobalt catalyst deactivation is modeled in slurry Fischer–Tropsch reactor.•Sintering mechanism involves cobalt surface oxidation followed by cobalt particle migration and coalescence.•Rate of sintering depends on the ratio of H2O and H2 concentrations in liquid phase.•The presence of water in the syngas accelerates cobalt sintering.

The deactivation of cobalt based catalysts in slurry Fischer–Tropsch reactor has been modeled assuming a sintering mechanism which involves the intermediate formation of cobalt oxide layer on metallic nanoparticles. The mechanism, correlating the crystallite size growth to the water to hydrogen concentration ratio in the liquid phase, has been used to describe the activity decline with time on stream. The effect of operating conditions on the rate of sintering is considered. It is found that at the same initial conversion, sintering rate is higher for lower H2/CO ratios, whereas higher ratios could lead to larger crystallites once operated at constant gas flow rate. The presence of water in the inlet syngas stream also accelerates sintering. The sintering model is then used to describe the deactivation in laboratory-scale slurry reactor.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (93 K)Download as PowerPoint slide

Keywords
Clean fuels; Catalyst sintering; Fischer–Tropsch synthesis; Cobalt; Slurry reactor
First Page Preview
Deactivation of a Co/Al2O3 Fischer–Tropsch catalyst by water-induced sintering in slurry reactor: Modeling and experimental investigations
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 215, 15 October 2013, Pages 52–59
Authors
, , , , , , , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us