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Engineering    2017, Vol. 3 Issue (4) : 467 -476
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Particle Size and Crystal Phase Effects in Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts
Jin-Xun Liu1,Peng Wang1,2,Wayne Xu2,Emiel J. M. Hensen1()
1. Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven 5600 MB, The Netherlands
2. National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy, Beijing 102211, China

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) is an increasingly important approach for producing liquid fuels and chemicals via syngas—that is, synthesis gas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen—generated from coal, natural gas, or biomass. In FTS, dispersed transition metal nanoparticles are used to catalyze the reactions underlying the formation of carbon-carbon bonds. Catalytic activity and selectivity are strongly correlated with the electronic and geometric structure of the nanoparticles, which depend on the particle size, morphology, and crystallographic phase of the nanoparticles. In this article, we review recent works dealing with the aspects of bulk and surface sensitivity of the FTS reaction. Understanding the different catalytic behavior in more detail as a function of these parameters may guide the design of more active, selective, and stable FTS catalysts.

Keywords Fischer-Tropsch synthesis      Iron,cobalt and ruthenium carbides      Size effect      Crystal structure     
Corresponding Authors: Emiel J. M. Hensen   
Just Accepted Date: 14 August 2017   Issue Date: 13 September 2017
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