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Title: Ga and In modified ceria as supports for cobalt-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Ga- and In-modified ceria (Ce 0.8Ga 0.2O 2, Ce 0.8In 0.2O 2) materials were used as supports for cobalt-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS). The addition of Ga to ceria was found to improve CO conversion for cobalt-catalyzed FTS, while the addition of In tended to decrease it. A similar trend was observed with the Ag-promoted cobalt/ceria catalysts. Doping of ceria with Ga or In decreased methane and increased the selectivity to olefins and alcohols for Ag-promoted cobalt/ceria. The sum of the products of olefins and alcohols for various catalysts exhibited a decreasing trend as follows: Ag-Co/Ce-Ga > Ag-Co/Ce-In > Ag-Co/Ce. Results of H 2-TPR-XANES showed that adding of Ga or In to ceria increases the fraction of Ce 3+ in the surface shell for both unpromoted and Ag-promoted catalysts in the range of temperature typical of catalyst activation. In conclusion, this partially reduced ceria plays an important role in controlling the product selectivity of cobalt-catalyzed FT synthesis.
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  1. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)
  2. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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Journal Name:
Applied Catalysis. A, General
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 547; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0926-860X
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Ag promoter; CeO2-Ga2O3; CeO2; CeO2-In2O3; Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; oxygenates
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