THE FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS
AND RELATED PROCESSES
(In Two Parts)
I. REVIEW AND COMPILATION OF THE LITERATURE ON THE PRODUCTION OF SYNTHETIC LIQUID FUELS AND CHEMICALS BY THE HYDROGENATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE
C. Anderson, J. L. Wiley, and A. Newell
This review contains abstracts of the technical literature and patents dealing with the history, development, and commercial application of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and related processes for the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide and the production of synthetic fuels and chemicals. Attempt has been made to include abstracts of all the published information on the above subjects as well as of the captured foreign documents collected and classified as TOM and FIAT reels and CIOS, FIAT, and BIOS reports.
The material in this review is divided into two sections – literature (part I) and patents (part II) – each with a comprehensive subject index. A numerical patent list by countries will appear in part II. The abstracts in each section are arranged alphabetically by author or patentee with further chronological arrangement under each author or group of authors. Secondary authors and patentees as well as assignees are cross-indexed to the main entry. In serial articles or reports the complete series appears in the alphabetical arrangement according to the author of the first member of the series. Succeeding members as well as secondary authors are entered as cross-references. Titles of the periodicals are used as the authors in anonymous references. By following the above procedure, no author index is required.
The authors take particular pleasure in acknowledging the cordial interest and assistance rendered by Dr. H. H. Storch, Chief, Fuels-Technology Division, Dr. M. A. Elliott and Dr. R. B. Anderson, Chiefs, Synthetic Fuels Research Branch, Bureau of Mines, 4800 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. They wish to thank Helen C. Douglass, Myrtle R. Lee, Harriett E. McCrea, Mary T. Palmer, Frank J. Ball, Elizabeth M. Reid, and Frances G. Stewart for their able assistance in preparing the manuscript.