Cobalt catalyst development for Fisher Tropsch synthesis

Ahmad Nafees, Saleh H. Al Hashimi

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Commercially Fischer Tropsch (F-T) synthesis uses cobalt and iron catalyst to produce, hydrocarbons, oxygenates and chemicals including unrefined gasoline, diesel and wax ranges. The idea of using composite catalyst (mixture of a classical F-T catalyst and a co-catalyst) is relatively newer. These catalysts have superior performance. The effect of different adsorbent parameters (catalyst/adsorbent ratio, pore size, etc.) on the selectivity/activity of the F-T synthesis was studied. The historical development and present status of the cobalt catalyst for F-T synthesis was examined. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20079 Nov 2007

Publication series

Name2007 AIChE Annual Meeting


Conference2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT


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