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Processes and catalysts for conducting fischer-tropsch synthesis in a slurry bubble column reactor

United States Patent

5,939,350
August 17, 1999
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Processes and catalysts for conducting Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a slurry bubble column reactor (SBCR). One aspect of the invention involves the use of cobalt catalysts without noble metal promotion in an SBCR. Another aspect involves using palladium promoted cobalt catalysts in an SBCR. Methods for preparing noble metal promoted catalysts via totally aqueous impregnation and procedures for producing attrition resistant catalysts are also provided.
Singleton; Alan H. (Marshall Township, Allegheny County, PA), Oukaci; Rachid (Allison Park, PA), Goodwin; James G. (Cranberry Township, PA)
Energy International Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)
08/ 797,834
February 10, 1997
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC22-92PC92108 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.