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Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Supercritical Fluids
Final Report - 1998

Akgerman, Aydin
Bukur, Dragomir B.

Texas A & M University

Table of Contents

Section 1
Abstract iii
Introduction 1
Objectives and Significance 3
Experimental 5
Results and Discussion 5
  Fischer-Tropsch Reaction Studies 5
Section 2
Diffusion Studies 23
Conclusions and Recommendations for Future Work 31
References Cited 35
Appendix I: Effects of Inert Gas and Supercrititcal Propane on Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Over an Iron Catalyst in a Fixed Bed Reactor
Appendix II: Effect of Process Conditions on Olefin Selectivity During Conventional and Supercritical Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
Appendix III: Comparison of Catalyst Performance During Conventional FTS in Fixed and Stirred Tank Slurry Reactors and Supercritical FTS in a Fixed Bed Reactor
Appendix IV: Experimental Apparatus Used to Measure Molecular Diffusivities by Taylor Series Dispersion and Effective Diffusivities by Tracer Response
Appendix V: Theory for Prediction of Diffusion in Supercritical Fluids and Prediction of All Data in the Literature (101 Systems Over 1500 Data Points)