A Method To Prepare A Catalyst For Hydrocarbon Synthesis
A method is suggested to prepare a catalyst for the synthesis of hydrocarbons from CO and H2 under a pressure of about 10 atmospheres by means of precipitating from the solutions of cobalt, zirconium, and magnesium nitrates by aqueous sodium carbonate, using kieselguhr as a support. The catalyst obtained is reduced by hydrogen at a temperature of about 400°C. In order to increase the liquid hydrocarbon yield, the initial solutions are heated up to 97-102°C and the precipitation is carried out until pH of about 8.1 has been attained. After that kieselguhr is added into the catalyst suspension.