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        Preliminary report on the methods used in evaluating Fischer-Tropsch catalysts at the University of Alberta.  The evaluation is being done on a semipilot plant scale with synthesis gas prepared from natural gas and O2 using a catalyst chamber of design similar to that used at the Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh.  Operating data are presented, activity tests of 3 Co catalysts tabulated, and optimum operating conditions indicated.