Properties of the Nano-Particle Fe-based catalyst for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to hydrocarbons

Bin Zheng, An Feng Zhang, Min Liu, Fan Shu Ding, Cheng Yi Dai, Chun Shan Song, Xin Wen Guo

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Combining co-precipitation-gelation, mechanical mixing and impregnation methods, a series of catalysts of FeK-M/γ-Al2O3(M=Cd or Cu) have been attained. The catalysts were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), N2 physisorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and temperature-programmed reduction of hydrogen (H2-TPR). The hydrogenation of carbon dioxide over these catalysts was also investigated in a fixed bed. Given a reaction time of 100 h, CO2 conversion over a 15%Fe/10%K/γ-Al2O3 catalyst reached 51.3%, with a selectivity towards C2+ of 62.6% at 3 MPa, 673 K, a space velocity of 3600 h-1 and at a molar ratio of H2/CO2 of 3. At the lower Fe content of 2.5%, the selectivity towards C2+ was still greater than 60.0%. Increasing the potassium content from 0% to 10%, increased the selectivity towards C2-C= 4 and the molar ratio of C2-C= 4/C2-C0 4 increased to 3.6. The addition of Cd and Cu improved the reduction and catalytic activities. Specifically, Cu improved the molar ratio of C2-C= 4/C2-C0 4 from 3.6 to 5.4, and the Cd increased the selectivity of C5+ by 12%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1943-1950
Number of pages8
JournalWuli Huaxue Xuebao/ Acta Physico - Chimica Sinica
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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