Liquid hydrocarbons can be produced, over cobalt and nickel catalysts, from synthesis gas having any H//2/CO ratio from 0 to 2 provided that water is added as an in-situ source of H//2 via the water-gas shift reaction. The hydrocarbon synthesis rate is proportional to H//2/CO. At low H//2/CO, highly olefinic, cyclic and aromatic products are formed. Over cobalt, CH//4 yields are also much lower than those predicted by the Schulz-Flory distribution.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1985 International Conference on Coal Science|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|