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Chapter 7

Upgrading of Fischer–Tropsch Oxygenates

The oxygenates in Fischer–Tropsch syncrude can be recovered and purified as chemicals, or can be converted into fuels. The main acid catalysed conversion steps of oxygenates are discussed, with particular attention on aldol condensation, dehydration, hydrolysis and carbonyl aromatisation. Oxygenate conversion in the Fischer–Tropsch aqueous and oil products are discussed. The importance of alumina as catalyst for oxygenate conversion in a Fischer–Tropsch syncrude matrix is highlighted and illustrated with examples.

Publication details


Print publication date
15 Dec 2010
Copyright year
2010
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-080-8
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-201-7
From the book series:
Catalysis Series