Middle pressure methane conversion into C2 hydrocarbons on supported Pt-Co catalysts

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Pt-Co bimetallic catalysts were prepared by incipient wetness technique on alumina or NaY zeolite and were characterized by XRF, XRD, TPR, CO chemisorption and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Methane conversion to higher hydrocarbons was investigated in a flow system by high temperature one-step, constant flow mode at 750°C and by two-step low temperature pulse mode at 250°C under non-oxidative conditions. Catalytic activity in oxygen-free transformations at atmospheric pressure is stable only for a short time. The simultaneous use of higher pressure and high temperature weakens the poisoning effect and makes the process possible to form primarily ethane (and ethene) which is predicted from thermodynamic calculations. The nature of support also significantly affects the amount of C2+ products, which can be attributed to structural differences of metal particles (location, reducibility, dispersion).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780444515995
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004

Publication series

NameStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
ISSN (Print)0167-2991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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Borkó, L., & Guczi, L. (2004). Middle pressure methane conversion into C2 hydrocarbons on supported Pt-Co catalysts. In Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (pp. 601-606). (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis; Vol. 147). Elsevier Inc..