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The combination of bimetallic Fe-Co (as polymerization catalyst) and HZSM-5 (as cracking catalyst) could convert synthesis gas to biofuel in one-step Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Mesoporous HZSM-5 gave better conversion, because it increased reactants and products diffusivity. The effect of impregnated ratio of iron and cobalt on characterization of Fe-Co/meso-HZSM-5 catalyst had been studied. HZSM-5 was made from ammonium ZSM-5 through calcination process, then it was desilicated with NaOH and impregnated with 10% metal loading and 0-100% Fe content in Fe-Co (%w). The material results were reduced continuously by hydrogen at 400° for 10 hours. Treatment of HZSM-5 in various ratio of iron and cobalt leads to mesoporosity development. The iron and cobalt impregnation decreased the total surface area from 350.859 m2/g (on HZSM-5) to 231.852-329.606 m2/g (on Fe-Co/HZSM-5). Increasing cobalt content in Fe-Co impregnation on HZSM-5 decreased total surface area and increased average pore diameter. Impregnation process lowered the crystallinity but still maintained the material crystal structure. The catalyst reduction produced Fe, Co, alloy Fe-Co and less oxides of Fe2O3 and Co3O4. The largest alloy Fe-Co could be found in 30Fe-70Co/HZSM-5. Iron and cobalt impregnation occupied the active sites formed from alcohol groups function that was indicated with decreasing alcohol groups area in FTIR spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072003
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event9th Annual Basic Science International Conference 2019, BaSIC 2019 - Malang, Indonesia
Duration: 20 Mar 201921 Mar 2019


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