Hydrocarbon selectivity models for iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalyst

Tomasz Olewski, Branislav Todic, Lech Nowicki, Nikola Nikacevic, Dragomir B. Bukur

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Two kinetic models of Fischer-Tropsch product selectivity have been developed based on reaction networks from the literature. The models were fitted to experimental data obtained using commercial iron-based catalyst in a stirred tank slurry reactor and under a wide range of process conditions. Results showed that both of the rival models were able to provide a satisfactory prediction of the experimental product distribution for n-paraffin, 1- and 2-olefin. The simpler of the two models, a reaction network with a single type of active sites and solubility enhanced 1-olefin readsorption term, was chosen as more adequate for practical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • Iron catalyst
  • Kinetic model
  • Olefin readsorption
  • Product selectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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