3679. WHITE, E. C., AND SCHULTZ, J. F. Fused Cobalt Oxide as a Water-Gas Catalyst. Ind. Eng. Chem., vol. 26, 1934, pp. 95-97; Chem. Abs., vol. 28, 1934, p. 1505.
Catalysts made by the proper fusion and partial reduction with H2 of Co oxide effectively catalyze the water gas reaction to equilibrium at temperatures as low as 283° and space velocities of 1,800 vol. of water gas per vol. of catalyst per hr. Adding suitable promoters, such as Fe up to 3% or Cr oxide, suppressed the simultaneous formation of CH4. A Co catalyst containing 38% Cu was particularly active as a water-gas catalyst without significant synthesis of CH4.