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Chapter 9

Commercial Products from Fischer–Tropsch Syncrude

Fischer–Tropsch syncrude can be refined to produce transportation fuels and chemicals. The main types of transportation fuels that are commercially produced from FTS are discussed∶ motor-gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel. In addition to fuels, various chemicals may be directly recovered and purified from the syncrude, or co-produced from processes involved in synthesis gas preparation. Commercially produced chemicals from FTS that are covered are oxygenates (alcohols, carbonyls and carboxylic acids), alkenes (ethene, propene and linear 1-olefins) and alkanes (aromatic-free n-alkanes and waxes). Some associated chemical products are also discussed, namely inert gases, coal liquids, nitrogen compounds and sulphur compounds.

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