A mini review of cobalt-based nanocatalyst in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2020.117701
Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis, converting syngas to hydrocarbons, provides a green alternative for fuel production. Cobalt is one of the most intensively studied F-T catalysts due to its great activity, high stability, and relatively low cost. In this mini review, we summarized some recent advancements in the development of cobalt-based F-T catalysts focusing on the effects of particle size, surface oxidation states, crystallography, and bimetallic particles, with emphasis on the research from our group. Furthermore, non-steady state conditions were investigated to access the initial kinetics using chemical transient kinetics (CTK) experiments, which could bring more insights into the reaction mechanism and catalyst design.