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Title: Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with coal derived syngas

Abstract

The effect of potassium on catalyst activity, kinetic parameters and selectivity has been investigated for a precipitated iron catalyst with low H{sub 2}/CO ratio synthesis gas. A wide range of synthesis gas conversions have been obtained by varying space velocities over catalysts with various potassium loadings. Differing trends in catalyst activity with potassium loading were observed depending on the space velocity or synthesis gas conversion. As potassium loading increased, the catalyst activity either decreased (low conversions), passed through a maximum (intermediate conversions) or increased (high conversions). This is shown to be a result of the increasing dependency of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on the hydrogen formed by the water-gas shift reaction with increasing synthesis gas conversions. Both the rate constant and the adsorption parameter in a common two-parameter Fischer-Tropsch rate expression decreased with potassium loading; therefore, observed maxima in Fischer-Tropsch rate with potassium loading can be due to the opposing influences of these parameters.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Center for Applied Energy Research
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
349065
Report Number(s):
CONF-980985-
ISBN 1-890977-15-2; TRN: IM9924%%65
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-94PC94055
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15. annual international Pittsburgh coal conference, Pittsburgh, PA (United States), 14-18 Sep 1998; Other Information: PBD: 1998; Related Information: Is Part Of Fifteenth annual international Pittsburgh coal conference: Proceedings; PB: [1500] p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS; SYNTHESIS GAS; POTASSIUM; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; IRON; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS

Citation Formats

Raje, A, O`Brien, R J, and Davis, B H. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with coal derived syngas. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Raje, A, O`Brien, R J, & Davis, B H. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with coal derived syngas. United States.
Raje, A, O`Brien, R J, and Davis, B H. Thu . "Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with coal derived syngas". United States.
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abstractNote = {The effect of potassium on catalyst activity, kinetic parameters and selectivity has been investigated for a precipitated iron catalyst with low H{sub 2}/CO ratio synthesis gas. A wide range of synthesis gas conversions have been obtained by varying space velocities over catalysts with various potassium loadings. Differing trends in catalyst activity with potassium loading were observed depending on the space velocity or synthesis gas conversion. As potassium loading increased, the catalyst activity either decreased (low conversions), passed through a maximum (intermediate conversions) or increased (high conversions). This is shown to be a result of the increasing dependency of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis on the hydrogen formed by the water-gas shift reaction with increasing synthesis gas conversions. Both the rate constant and the adsorption parameter in a common two-parameter Fischer-Tropsch rate expression decreased with potassium loading; therefore, observed maxima in Fischer-Tropsch rate with potassium loading can be due to the opposing influences of these parameters.},
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