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Tailored Fischer-Tropsch synthesis product distribution

United States Patent Application

20050203195
A1
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Novel methods of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis are described. It has been discovered that conducting the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over a catalyst with a catalytically active surface layer of 35 microns or less results in a liquid hydrocarbon product with a high ratio of C.sub.5-C.sub.20:C.sub.20+. Descriptions of novel Fischer-Tropsch catalysts and reactors are also provided. Novel hydrocarbon compositions with a high ratio of C.sub.5-C.sub.20:C.sub.20+ are also described.
Wang, Yong (Richland, WA), Cao, Chunshe (Kennewick, WA), Li, Xiaohong Shari (Richland, WA), Elliott, Douglas C. (Richland, WA)
10/ 911,976
August 4, 2004
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.