Prospects for a high octane gasoline synthesis catalyst

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  • Adnan Ahmad,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
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  • Bohdan W. Wojciechowski

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
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Abstract

The thermodynamics of synthesis reactions relevant to the production of alcohols, aldehydes, olefins, paraffins and aromatics lead us to conclude that the direct synthesis of aromatics will be favoured at temperatures around 650 K. We also note that the exothermicity of such a synthesis will be some 20% lower than that in conventional Fischer Tropsch synthesis.

Abstract

La thermodynamique des réactions de synthèse conduisant à la production d'alcools, d'aldéhydes, d'oléfines, de paraffines et d'aromatiques, amène à la conclusion que la synthèse directe des produits aromatiques devrait ětre favorisée à des températures voisines de 650 K. On note aussi que l'exothermicité d'une telle synthèse est de quelque 20% moindre que celle d'une synthèse de Fischer-Tropsch conventionnelle.

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