Selective control of hydrocarbon product distribution in supercritical phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Nimir O. Elbashir, Christopher B. Roberts

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Conducting Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) under supercritical fluid (SCF) solvent conditions affords unique opportunities to manipulate the FTS reaction environment to enhance production of ultra-clean low-emission liquid fuels (gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, etc.) and value-added chemicals (such as α-olefins) from synthesis gas. Experimental investigations of the performance of a cobalt based catalytic system (15% Co/Al2O3) in SCF-FTS (using hexane and pentane as solvents) over a wide range of operating conditions by tuning the reaction environment from liquid-like properties to vapor-like properties and vice versa were presented. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 228th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 8/22-26/2004).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)PETR-54
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
EventAbstracts of Papers - 228th ACS National Meeting - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 22 Aug 200426 Aug 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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