12. Mechanistic Studies Related to the Fischer–Tropsch Hydrocarbon Synthesis and Some Cognate Processes

  1. Prof. Peter M. Maitlis1 and
  2. Prof. Arno de Klerk2
  1. Prof. Peter M. Maitlis

Published Online: 11 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527656837.ch12

Greener Fischer-Tropsch Processes for Fuels and Feedstocks

Greener Fischer-Tropsch Processes for Fuels and Feedstocks

How to Cite

Maitlis, P. M. (2013) Mechanistic Studies Related to the Fischer–Tropsch Hydrocarbon Synthesis and Some Cognate Processes, in Greener Fischer-Tropsch Processes for Fuels and Feedstocks (eds P. M. Maitlis and A. de Klerk), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527656837.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Sheffield, Department of Chemistry, Sheffield S3 7HF, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    University of Alberta, Chemical & Materials Engineering, 9107 – 116 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Sheffield, Department of Chemistry, Sheffield S3 7HF, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527329458

Online ISBN: 9783527656837

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Keywords:

  • chemisorption;
  • desorption;
  • methanation;
  • oxygenates;
  • spectroscopy;
  • syngas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Synopsis

  • Introduction

  • Basic FT Reaction: Dissociative and Associative Paths

  • Some Mechanisms-Related Experimental Studies

  • Current Views on the Mechanisms of the FT-S

  • Now: Toward a Consensus?

  • Dual FT Mechanisms

  • Cognate Processes: The Formation of Oxygenates in FT-S

  • Dual Mechanisms Summary

  • Improvements by Catalyst Modifications

  • Catalyst Activation and Deactivation Processes

  • Desorption and Displacement Effects

  • Directions for Future Researches

  • Caveat

  • References