Production of Mixed Alcohols from Bio-syngas over Mo-based Catalyst
- Received Date: 2010-08-05
Abstract: A series of Mo-based catalysts prepared by sol-gel method using citric acid as complexant were successfully applied in the high effcient production of mixed alcohols from bio-syngas, derived from the biomass gasification. The Cu1Co1Fe1Mo1Zn0.5-6%K catalyst exhibited a higher activity on the space-time yield of mixed alcohols, compared with the other Mo-based catalysts. The carbon conversion significantly increases with rising temperature below 340 oC, but the alcohol selectivity has an opposite trend. The maximum mixed alcohols yield derived from biomass gasification is 494.8 g/(kgcatal·h) with the C2+ (C2-C6 higher alcohols) alcohols of 80.4% under the tested conditions. The alcohol distributions are con-sistent with the Schulz-Flory plots, except methanol. In the alcohols products, the C2+ alcohols (higher alcohols) dominate with a weight ratio of 70%-85%. The Mo-based cata-lysts have been characterized by X-ray diffraction and N2 adsorption/desorption. The clean bio-fules of mixed alcohols derived from bio-syngas with higher octane values could be used as transportation fuels or petrol additives.
|Citation:||Song-bai Qiu, Wei-wei Huang, Yong Xu, Lu Liu, Quan-xin Li. Production of Mixed Alcohols from Bio-syngas over Mo-based Catalyst[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2011, 24(1): 77-84. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/24/01/77-84|