Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Wiltowski, Tomasz


Adnan Oues, for the Master of Science degree in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND ENERGY PROCESSES, present on December 6th, 2012, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale TITLE: STUDYING THE FISCHER TROPSCH SYNTHESIS 0N ALUMINA SUPPORT COBALT BASE CATALYST IN FIXED BED REACTOR MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Tomasz S. Wiltowski A Fischer-Tropsch catalyst composed of cobalt supported on alumina was prepared. This catalyst was cobalt/alumina (Co/AL₂O₃). The physical characterization of the catalyst was conducted using surface area analysis through the BET method, and particle size analysis. Fischer-Tropsch experiments were conducted in a fixed bed reactor. A flow rate of 100sml/min was selected based experimentally. Two temperatures were 330, and 350 , and three different pressures as follows 145, 217.6, and 290 psig. The results were evaluated and studied based on conversion of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, in addition to selectivity of products.




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