Characterising the activation process for cobalt catalysts used in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Wigzell, Fiona A. (2012) Characterising the activation process for cobalt catalysts used in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

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)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
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
Depositing User: Miss Fiona Wigzell
Unique ID: glathesis:2012-3753
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 09:52
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/3753

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