Development of a kinetic model for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over a Ru promoted Co/Al2O3 catalyst in a slurry reactor Conference Paper uri icon


  • A detailed kinetic model for hydrocarbon formation rate over a wide range of operating conditions by using a stirred tank slurry reactor (STSR), which closely mimics the kinetics of the commercialized slurry process, is put forward. Kinetics of the Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis over 0.27% Ru 25% Co/Al2O3 catalyst was studied using the STSR. Hydrogen-assisted dissociative adsorption of CO followed by hydrogenation of dissociatively adsorbed CO was the likely path for formation of the monomer (methylene) and was the likely rate controlling step in F-T synthesis. Rates obtained from the best kinetic model provided a satisfactory fit to the experimental data. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety (Chicago, IL 3/13-17/2011).

published proceedings

  • 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhatelia, T., Ma, W., Jacobs, G., Davis, B. H., & Bukur, D. B

complete list of authors

  • Bhatelia, T||Ma, W||Jacobs, G||Davis, BH||Bukur, DB

publication date

  • January 2011