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ULTRA SMALL SYNTHETIC DOPED FERRIHYDRITE WITH NANOFLAKE MORPHOLOGY FOR SYNTHESIS OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS

United States Patent Application

20110201702
A1
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A ferrihydrite catalyst composition can comprise a ferrihydrite of a structural promoter metal, a chemical promoter metal and potassium to form an amorphous nanoparticulate. The ferrihydrite catalyst can be formed by dissolving an iron salt, a structural promoter metal salt and a chemical promoter metal salt in water to form an aqueous iron solution. A ferrihydrite solid can be precipitated from the aqueous iron solution by addition of a precipitating agent under conditions such that the ferrihydrite solid is a nanoparticulate. A potassium can be incorporated into the ferrihydrite solid to form a ferrihydrite catalyst precursor. The ferrihydrite catalyst precursor can be calcined to form the ferrihydrite catalyst. A synthesis gas can be readily converted to a fuel product by contacting the ferrihydrite catalyst with the synthesis gas under reaction conditions sufficient to form a fuel product mixture.
Bali, Sumit (Salt Lake City, UT), Bali, Garima (Salt Lake City, UT), Eyring, Edward M. (Salt Lake City, UT), Ernst, Richard D. (Salt Lake City, UT), Pugmire, Ronald J. (Salt Lake City, UT)
12/ 857,387
August 16, 2010
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FC26-05NT42456. The United States government has certain rights to this invention.