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Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

(Fischer-Tropsch Technology, Fischer-Tropsch Process)

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr240

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 240:1098–1102.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The conversion of synthesis gas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, into a mixture of high-value hydrocarbons and their derivatives (e.g., aliphatic alcohols, olefins, aldehydes, and ketones) and some by-products such as water and CO2, is generally known as the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis. In this reaction the synthesis gas is passed through a reactor containing a solid supported metal catalyst at a specified temperature and pressure. This reaction has been used for making odorless, colorless, clean diesel fuel containing low levels of sulfur and other impurities.

Keywords:

  • syn-gas conversions;
  • ruthenium;
  • iron-based catalysts;
  • cobalt-based catalysts