A study of cobalt catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Facchini, Mark (2010) A study of cobalt catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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In the following study two 20 wt% Co/Al2O3 catalysts were characterised. The difference in activity, selectivity and deactivation of these two catalysts, under typical low-temperature Fischer- Tröpsch (LTFT) conditions, were studied. The effect of co-feeding different liquids: alcohols, alkanes and aromatics into the system were also studied. Techniques used in this study included Brunauer, Emmett, Teller (BET) surface area analysis, Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), Temperature-programmed-reduction (TPR), powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), TPR-UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Fischer-Tropsch, catalysis, BET, TGA, TPR, XRD, TEM
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Supervisor's Name: Jackson, Prof. S.D.
Date of Award: 2010
Depositing User: MR M FACCHINI
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-2013
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2013 07:42
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2013

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