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Chapter 5

Catalysis in the Upgrading of Fischer–Tropsch Syncrude

The catalysis of conversion technologies that are found in most commercial Fischer–Tropsch upgrading and refining facilities are discussed. Four main classes of catalysis are considered, namely a) alkene oligomerisation, b) isomerisation and hydroisomerisation of alkanes and alkenes, c) cracking and hydrocracking, and d) hydrotreating. The focus is on catalysis, with aspects such as oxygenates, oxygenate related deactivation, commercial processes and Fischer–Tropsch application specifics being highlighted.

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15 Dec 2010
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Catalysis Series