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C1 Chemistry for the Production of Clean Liquid Transportation Fuels and Hydrogen.  Annual Report:  October 1, 2003 September 30, 2004

Huffman, Gerald P.

University of Kentucky

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Table of Contents

1.

Executive Summary

6

2.

Liquid Fuels

11

2.1

Fischer-Tropsch mechanism studies using acetylene as a probe

11

2.2

Reaction Pathway and kinetic modeling of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over an alumina supported cobalt catalyst in supercritical-hexane media

15

2.3

Diesel and jet fuel from Fischer-Tropsch wax

26

2.4

Aerogel supported catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

30

2.5.

Development of Activated-Carbon supported, molybdenum-promoted catalysts for diesel fuel synthesis

38

3.

Value-Added Products

46

3.1

Production of light olefins and chemicals from syngas

46

4.

Hydrogen

53

4.1

Hydrogen production by catalytic dehydrogenation of high hydrogen content liquids using Ni-Cu/SCNT catalysts:

53

4.2

Catalytic production of hydrogen and carbon nanotubes from methane using a fluidized-bed reactor:

58

4.3

Production of Hydrogen in supercritical water

63

4.4

Hydrogen production by aqueous-phase reforming of ethylene glycol and polyethylene glycol:

66

4.5

Methane and Methanol reforming to produce hydrogen using Co-W carbide catalyst

69

5.

Analytical characterization of catalysts and products

77

5.1

Spectroscopic characterization of C1 and H2 chemistry catalysts

77

5.2

Science behind catalysts in C1 reactions:  catalyst characterization and determination of active species

91