Hydrocarbon selectivity models for iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalyst Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 The Institution of Chemical Engineers. Two kinetic models of Fischer-Tropsch product selectivity have been developed based on reaction networks from the literature. The models were fitted to experimental data obtained using commercial iron-based catalyst in a stirred tank slurry reactor and under a wide range of process conditions. Results showed that both of the rival models were able to provide a satisfactory prediction of the experimental product distribution for n-paraffin, 1- and 2-olefin. The simpler of the two models, a reaction network with a single type of active sites and solubility enhanced 1-olefin readsorption term, was chosen as more adequate for practical use.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Olewski, T., Todic, B., Nowicki, L., Nikacevic, N., & Bukur, D. B.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Olewski, Tomasz||Todic, Branislav||Nowicki, Lech||Nikacevic, Nikola||Bukur, Dragomir B

publication date

  • March 2015