TITLE: Development of Catalysts for the Fischer-Tropsch Process.

AUTHOR: B. Buessemeier;   C. D. Frohning.

INST.  AUTHOR: Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie, Bonn-Bad Godesberg (Germany, F.R.).


PUB.  TYPE: Technical Report

PUB.  COUNTRY: Germany Federal Republic

SOURCE: Department of Energy [DEE],  Jun 81,  161p.


The study, Status and possibilities of development of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis for the production of chemical raw materials and base materials, has yielded arguments for the development of modified catalysts and processes. Experimental research and development work has demonstrated the possibility of producing short-shain hydrocarbons using special catalysts under certain synthesis conditions. This is valid in small reactors as well as in reactors of commercial scale. Compared with the results of the conventional FT-synthesis the C sub 2 - to C sub 4 -olefin yields of about 65 g (per m exp 3 (CO + H sub 2)-feed) represent a significant progress.  Synthesis should be conducted at a fixed-bed catalyst in the gas phase in a single pass or, on employing a gas recycle, with total separation of the reactive olefins in recycle gas.