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  • Main Title Quarterly Technical Progress Report - Investigation of Syngas Interaction in Alcohol Synthesis Catalysts


  • Author: Akundi, Murty A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Federal Energy Technology Center (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Morgantown, West Virginia
    Additional Info: Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA


  • Creation: 1998-11-10


  • English


  • Content Description: This report presents the work done on " Investigation of Syngas Interaction in Alcohol Synthesis Catalysts" during the last quarter. The major activity during this period is on FTIR absorption studies of Co/Cr catalysts using CO as a probe molecule. Transition metals cobalt and copper play significant roles in the conversion of syngas (CO + H2 ) to liquid fuels. With a view to examine the nature of interaction between CO and metal, the FTIR spectra of CO adsorbed on Co-Cr2 O3 composites were investigated. The results indicate that as cobalt loading increases, the intensity of the CO adsorption bands increase and several vibrational modes seem to be promoted. Heat treatment of the sample revealed two distinct processes of adsorption. Bands due to physisorption disappeared while bands due to chemisorption not only increased in intensity but persisted even after desorption. It seems that the physisorption process is more active when the catalyst is fresh and is hindered when carbidic/carbonyl formations occur on the metal surfaces.


  • Keyword: Cobalt Complexes
  • Keyword: Carbon Dioxide
  • STI Subject Categories: 10 Synthetic Fuels
  • Keyword: Chemisorption
  • Keyword: Synthesis Gas


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE00001625
  • Report No.: DE-FG22-93MT93010--14
  • Grant Number: FG22-93MT93010
  • DOI: 10.2172/1625
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1625
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624846