JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, vol.66, pp.298-310, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The effects of alkali promoters namely potassium, copper, and manganese, on the performance of the bifunctional iron-low acidity ZSM-5 catalysts in the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis were studied. ZSM-5 with very high silica alumina ratio (SAR) of 280 was used to take advantage of its shape selectivity and suppressing the effect of alkali migration on zeolite cation exchange sites. One bi-functional iron base catalyst (FeZ), three single promoted (KFeZ, CuFeZ, MnFeZ) and four multiple promoted (CuKFeZ, CuMnFeZ, KMnFeZ, CuKMnFeZ) catalysts were synthesized by the incipient to wetness impregnation method. They were characterized by XRD, BET, TPR, TEM and TPD analyses methods and tested for their FT synthesis activities.