Effect of Promoter Addition on Water Gas Shift Property over Structured-Type Iron Oxide Catalyst

Ryo Watanabe, Shuhei Watanabe, Nozomu Hirata, Choji Fukuhara

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Abstract: This study deals with the development of a high performance catalyst for the water gas shift reaction (WGS) by doping a promoter (Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu) and optimizing the potassium loading on a structured-type iron oxide catalyst. Doping a promoter was effective for enhancing the WGS activity over the iron oxide-type catalyst, except for the Mn- and Cu-doping. Especially, the Ni-doping catalyst displayed a better performance than the other catalysts. In addition, loading a potassium component was found to have a positive effect on suppression of methanation as well as a drastic enhancement of the WGS activity. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Letters
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016 Oct 31
Externally publishedYes



  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Iron oxide
  • Structured catalyst
  • Water gas shift reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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