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Tailored fischer-tropsch synthesis product distribution

United States Patent

June 19, 2012
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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)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 023,939
January 31, 2008
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.