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Attrition resistant Fischer-Tropsch catalyst and support

United States Patent

May 25, 2004
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A catalyst support having improved attrition resistance and a catalyst produced therefrom. The catalyst support is produced by a method comprising the step of treating calcined .gamma.-alumina having no catalytic material added thereto with an acidic aqueous solution having an acidity level effective for increasing the attrition resistance of the calcined .gamma.-alumina.
Singleton; Alan H. (Baden, PA), Oukaci; Rachid (Gibsonia, PA), Goodwin; James G. (Cranberry Township, PA)
Sasol Technology (UK) Limited (Sasolburg, ZA)
09/ 844,379
April 27, 2001
The Government of the United States of America has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC22-92 PC92108 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.