KA57 New Mechanistic Insight in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts from Surface Science, Synchrotron and Computational Studies

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 11:00 AM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
J.W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands


The Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis produces liquid hydrocarbons from CO and H2. It is increasingly important in converting natural gas, coal and biomass into synthetic fuels. Challenges for research are to understand why catalysts deactivate, and how the mechanism proceeds. Surface science, synchrotron studies and computational chemistry furnish novel insights.

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