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U.S. Government Technical Oil Mission Fischer-Tropsch Report No.1

Title Page

Table of Contents



II. Introduction
III. Synthesis Gas Manufacture

Manufacture from Coke by Water-Gas Reaction

B. Manufacture by Cracking of Coke Oven Gas
C. Low Temperature Carbonization Followed by Gasification
D. Pintsch Hillebrand Process
E. Schmalfeldt-Wintershall Process
F. Purification of Synthesis Gas

Cobalt Catalysts

A. General Considerations
B. Catalyst Manufacture
Fig.1--Flow Scheme for Cobalt Catalyst Preparation
Fig.2--Flow Scheme for Cobalt catalyst Reduction
C. Catalyst Reworking
Fig. 3--Flow Scheme for Recovery of Cobalt and Thorium
D. Synthesis Procedure
1. General Considerations
2. Hoesch Benzin
3. Ruhrbenzin
Fig. 4--Flow Scheme for Synthesis Cycle Used at Sterkrade
4. Rheinpreussen
5. Kocknerwerke
E. Catalyst Conditioning and Regeneration
F. Gas Recycle Operation
Fig. 5--Flow Scheme for Recycle Project Ruhrbenzin A.G. Sterkrade
G. Products and By-Products
1. General
2. Olefins in Fischer-Tropsch
3. Diesel Oil
4. High-Melting Point Wax
5. Synthetic Lubricating Oil
H. Miscellaneous Activities

Iron Catalyst

A. Sintered Iron Catalysts--Hot Gas Recycle Process
Table 1--Product Distribution for Hot Gas Recycle Process
B. I. G. Experiments with Precipitated and Fused (Synthetic Ammonia-type) Catalysts
Table 2-- I. G. Research on Processes Using Iron Catalyst Synthesis Hydrocarbons and Alcohols.
C. Lurgi Laboratory Research on Gas Recycle Process Using Iron Catalysts

Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute Work on Iron Catalysts

1. Preparation and pre-treatment
2. Magnetic Investigation
3. Synthesis
a. Effect of Pressure
b. Effect of Synthesis Gas Composition
E. Ruhrchemie Work on Iron Catalysts
VI. Ruthenium Catalysts

Iso-Paraffin Synthesis


Operating Conditions

B. Catalysts
C. Synthesis Gas
D. Product Yields

Practical Significance of the Process


Synthesis of Aromatic Hydrocarbons

IX. Bibliography


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