Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Comparison of product selectivity and 14c labeled ethanol incorporation at one and seven atmosphere conditions

Hossein Dabbagh, Li Min Tau, Shiqi Bao, Janos Halasz, Burtron H. Davis

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Abstract

14C tracer studies using labeled ethanol indicate that the relative radioactivity/mole in hydrocarbon products is constant to carbon number 20. This result is consistent with (1) the two carbon units of ethanol remaining intact while on the catalyst surface and (2) that an adsorbed ethanol derived species serves to initiate chain growth but that it does not participate in chain propogation. The selectivity data obtained in a one atmosphere plug flow reactor are in excellent agreement with those obtained at seven atmospheres in a stirred tank reactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume38
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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