Spray dried iron catalysts for slurry phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Dragomir B. Bukur, Wen Ping Ma, Victor H. Carreto Vazquez, Lech Nowicki, Adeyinka A. Adeyiga

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A study was conducted to examine the attrition properties of two iron Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) catalysts, synthesized at Hampton University, by following changes in particle size distribution during F-T synthesis in a stirred tank slurry reactor, and to provide information on activity and selectivity of these catalysts in a slurry reactor. During the first 50-80 hr of testing, the synthesis gas conversion increased with time reaching 85-87%. Methane selectivity decreased during the first 150 hr of testing, reaching a stable value of 2% (carbon atom basis). Methane and C5+ selectivities were independent of conversion level and/or process conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-728
Number of pages2
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Bukur, D. B., Ma, W. P., Carreto Vazquez, V. H., Nowicki, L., & Adeyiga, A. A. (2003). Spray dried iron catalysts for slurry phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints, 48(2), 727-728.