Wigzell, Fiona A. (2012) Characterising the activation process for cobalt catalysts used in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.Due to Embargo and/or Third Party Copyright restrictions, this thesis is not available in this service.
The effects of precursor, support and calcination procedure on the physical and chemical properties of supported cobalt catalysts have been investigated. A multiple characterisation approach of thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy was employed in order to gain understanding into the calcination and reduction processes. In addition, the catalysts were screened on a purpose built fixed bed reactor, under industrially relevant conditions, to determine effect of catalyst preparation on Fischer-Tropsch activity.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Keywords:||Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Cobalt catalysts, TEM, XRD, TGA-DSC|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Colleges/Schools:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry|
|Supervisor's Name:||Jackson, Prof. S. David|
|Date of Award:||2012|
|Embargo Date:||14 November 2015|
|Depositing User:||Miss Fiona Wigzell|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.|
|Date Deposited:||21 Nov 2012|
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2012 14:10|
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