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September 7th, 2009

Iron Nanocatalyst Increases Fischer-Tropsch Process's Efficiency

Abstract:
Iranian scientists at the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) used iron nanocatalyst instead of iron catalyst for converting syngas to hydrocarbons to increase Fischer-Tropsch process's efficiency up to 1.5 times.

Using iron catalysts in Fischer-Tropsch process (converting synthesis gas (a mixture of CO and H2) to hydrocarbons) is of great significance compared to other metals, the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) said.

Therefore, base-promoted iron-based catalysts have been industrially used in this process to convert synthesis gas to high value chemical and petrochemical products for many years.

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