P-Mo-40 Effect of crystallite size and water in iron-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Virginia Cheang1, J.A.L. Lodya1, Eric van Steen2 and Michael Claeys2, (1)Sasol R&D, Sasolburg, 1947, South Africa, Sasolburg, South Africa, (2)Department of Chemical Engineering, Centre for Catalysis Research, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
It was shown that the performance of iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts is strongly crystallite size dependent and should therefore be optimized. Water has a strong kinetically inhibiting effect, but it can also cause crystallite mobility and growth.

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