OA77 A Simple and Novel Method for Preparing Iron Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts

Friday, June 10, 2011: 11:00 AM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Kyle M. Brunner1, Abinash Paudel1, Grant Harper1, Brad Chandler1, Calvin Bartholomew2 and William C. Hecker1, (1)Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, (2)Department of Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
This work investigates the effects of key preparation variables in making highly active iron Fischer-Tropsch catalysts using a novel precipitation technique developed by Cosmas Inc.  The new method required 3/4 less time and less equipment than previous methods and produces catalysts with equal or higher activity.

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