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Development of Hydrotalcite Based Cobalt Catalyst by Hydrothermal and Co-precipitation Method for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

1US Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E), National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

2National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

3School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME), National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Received: 3 Nov 2016; Revised: 26 Feb 2017; Accepted: 9 Mar 2017; Available online: 27 Oct 2017; Published: 1 Dec 2017.
Editor(s): Istadi Istadi
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This paper presents the effect of a synthesis method for cobalt catalyst supported on hydrotalcite material for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The hydrotalcite supported cobalt (HT-Co) catalysts were synthesized by co-precipitation and hydrothermal method. The prepared catalysts were characterized by using various techniques like BET (Brunauer–Emmett–Teller), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy), TGA (Thermal Gravimetric Analysis), XRD (X-ray diffraction spectroscopy), and FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy). Fixed bed micro reactor was used to test the catalytic activity of prepared catalysts. The catalytic testing results demonstrated the performance of hydrotalcite based cobalt catalyst in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with high selectivity for liquid products. The effect of synthesis method on the activity and selectivity of catalyst was also discussed. 


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Keywords: Fischer Tropsch Synthesis; Cobalt Catalyst; Hydrotalcite; Co-precipitation; Hydrothermal

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