Effect of CO Conversion on the Product Distribution of a Co/Al2O3 Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Catalyst Using a Fixed Bed Reactor Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of CO conversion (35-91 %) on hydrocarbon product distribution (CH4, C++ and olefin selectivities) and CO 2 selectivity was studied in a fixed bed reactor on 15 % Co/Al 2O3 catalyst at conditions of industrial relevance. Selectivity to CH4 decreased, whereas those of C5+ and CO2 increased with increasing CO conversion (and consequently, partial pressure of water produced during the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis). 1-Olefin content of C2-C5 olefins decreased and 2-olefin content of C4 hydrocarbon increased with increasing CO conversion. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Bukur, D. B., Pan, Z., Ma, W., Jacobs, G., & Davis, B. H.

citation count

  • 52

complete list of authors

  • Bukur, Dragomir B||Pan, Zhendong||Ma, Wenping||Jacobs, Gary||Davis, Burtron H

publication date

  • October 2012