Catalyst and method for producing hydrocarbons and the oxygen-containing derivatives thereof obtained from syngas
||US 20050032921 A1
||Nov 25, 2002
||Feb 10, 2005
The present invention relates to catalysts and methods for producing hydrocarbons, including liquid synthetic fuels, olefins, solid hydrocarbons, as well as oxygen-containing derivatives thereof (for example, alcohols) from a mixture of CO and hydrogen (syngas). The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide an effective catalyst and a process for the catalytic production of hydrocarbons and their oxygen-containing derivatives from synthesis gas with a high productivity per volume unit of a reactor.
The process is carried out by passing carbon monoxide and hydrogen through one or more stationary particles (bodies) of a concentrated permeable catalyst containing at least 0.4 g/cm3 of an assembly of phases comprising a phase of a catalytically active metal, fixed on a phase of a support of oxidic nature, producing an appreciable influence on the dispersity of the active metal phase or on other physicochemical properties thereof, wherein the catalyst body has a permeability of at least 5·10−15 m2. One of Group VIII metals or an intermetallic containing them is used as the catalytically active metal, wherein the content of the catalytically active metal phase in the assembly of the phases is at least 5 wt. %.