Novel water - Gas-shift reaction catalyst from iron-loaded Victorian brown coal

Jiang Long Yu, Fujun Tian, Chun-Zhu Li

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This paper reports on the catalytic characteristics of a novel char-supported iron catalyst for the water-gas-shift reaction. The catalyst was prepared from gasification of iron-loaded Victorian brown coal. The catalyst samples were analyzed using a variety of techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Water-gas-shift reaction experiments were carried out on a fixed-bed quartz reactor in the temperature range of 300-450 degrees C. The results indicated that iron highly dispersed in the char matrix with a particle size smaller than 50 nm demonstrated a high catalytic activity. Carbon material in the char was able to effectively prevent the agglomeration of nano-iron particles and maintained a high catalytic activity of the catalyst during water-gas-shift reaction. The effects of gasification conditions on the catalytic activity of the char catalyst were also investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395 - 398
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy & Fuels
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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