Characterisation and evaluation of fischer-tropsch catalysts prepared hydrothermally

L. Bruce, H. McArthur, T. W. Turney

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Ultimate success in the Practical conversion of carbon monoxide/hydrogen mixtures (i. e. syngas) into liquid fuels lies in the development of both active and selective catalysts, with long lifetimes. One of the aims of the CSIRO Division of Materials Science is to produce such catalysts specifically for the production of diesel fuels. A new synthetic method is described for the preparation of supported metal catalysts, involving hydrothermal treatment of metal containing gels. Micro reactor studies are presented to show the effect of precursor structure and process conditions upon catalyst activity and selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemeca 84: The 12th Australian Chemical Engineering Conference; Winning in the Competitive World
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1984

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