Acta Chimica Sinica ›› 2014, Vol. 72 ›› Issue (9): 1017-1022.DOI: 10.6023/A14060460 Previous Articles     Next Articles



吕金钊a, 胡仁之a, 卓欧a, 许波连a, 杨立军a, 吴强a, 王喜章a,b, 范以宁a, 胡征a,b   

  1. a 介观化学教育部重点实验室 南京大学化学化工学院 南京 210093;
    b 南京大学(苏州)高新技术研究院 苏州 215123
  • 投稿日期:2014-06-13 发布日期:2014-09-10
  • 通讯作者: 王喜章
  • 基金资助:

    项目受国家自然科学基金(Nos. 51232003,21473089,21173114,21173115,21203092)、江苏省科技支撑项目(No. BE2012159)、苏州市科技计划项目(No. ZXG2013025)和“973”项目(No. 2013CB932902)资助.

Influence of Preparation Methods on Catalytic Performance of Fe/NCNTs Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts

Lü Jinzhaoa, Hu Renzhia, Zhuo Oua, Xu Boliana, Yang Lijuna, Wu Qianga, Wang Xizhanga,b, Fan Yininga, Hu Zhenga,b   

  1. a Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of MOE, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093;
    b High-Tech Research Institute of Nanjing University (Suzhou), Suzhou, 215123
  • Received:2014-06-13 Published:2014-09-10
  • Supported by:

    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51232003, 21473089, 21173114, 21173115, 21203092), Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Support Project (No. BE2012159), Suzhou Science and Technology Plan Projects (No. ZXG2013025) and “973” programs (No. 2013CB932902).

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) is a classical topic of great significance because of the approach of post-petroleum times. Recently we found that, taking the advantage of the anchoring effect and intrinsic basicity of nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes (NCNTs), iron nanoparticles could be conveniently immobilized on the NCNTs without surface pre-modification. The so-constructed Fe/NCNTs catalyst presents the superb catalytic performance in FTS with high selectivity as well as high catalytic activity and stability. In this study, three Fe/NCNTs catalysts were prepared by incipient wetness impregnation method, colloidal method and deposition-precipitation method, denoted as Fe/NCNTs-IWP, Fe/NCNTs-C, and Fe/NCNTs-DP, respectively. The influence of preparation methods on the particle size distribution and morphology, reduction and carbonization of the active species, as well as the FTS catalytic performance were systematically examined. The results indicate that the incipient impregnation method could achieve high dispersion, smaller particles and narrower size distribution[(8±4) nm], leading to the easier reduction and carbonization of the iron nanoparticles compared with those prepared by the other two methods. The FTS catalytic performance of the Fe/NCNTs-IWP catalyst is much better than those of the Fe/NCNTs-C and the Fe/NCNTs-DP catalysts in terms of the high lower olefins selectivity, high catalytic activity and stability. Colloid method got the different morphologies of iron particles with the average size of (13±7) nm. The active iron species was susceptible to oxidation during the reaction, which cause poor catalytic activity and stability. The deposition-precipitation method got the largest particles of (19±11) nm which were difficult to be reduced and carbonized, leading to the sharp decline of the catalytic activity and stability after 15 h reaction. The size-dependence of the catalytic performance for the Fe/NCNTs catalysts in this study are generally in consistent with those in literatures for the iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes. These results should be suggestive for exploring the advanced FTS catalysts with the abundant N-doped carbon nanostructures.

Key words: nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes, iron nanoparticles, preparation methods, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, lower-olefin selectivity