OA62 Characterisation of Fischer-Tropsch catalysts using a novel in-situ magnetometer

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 2:30 PM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Michael Claeys1, Eric van Steen1, Jakobus Visagie2 and Jan van de Loosdrecht3, (1)Department of Chemical Engineering, Centre for Catalysis Research, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa, (2)Sasol R&D, Sasolburg, 1947, South Africa, (3)Fischer Tropsch catalysis research, Sasol Technology R&D, Sasolburg, South Africa
This paper describes the use of a novel magnetometer to study Fischer-Tropsch catalysts at working conditions. Catalyst reduction and oxidation as well as crystallite sintering and crystallite size distributions have been studied in real time.