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Arno de Klerk holds post-graduate qualifications in both analytical chemistry and chemical engineering. In 2001 he was appointed as research manager of the Fischer-Tropsch Refinery Catalysis group, being responsible for catalysis research related to conversion processes for upgrading Fischer-Tropsch syncrude to fuels and chemicals. In 2009 he relocated from South Africa to Canada and took up his present position at the University of Alberta. He has authored publications in the fields of engineering, catalysis, chemistry and refining and has received the Innovation Award of the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers three times.
Table of Contents
What is Fischer-Tropsch?
SECTION II: INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Syngas, the Basis of Fischer-Tropsch
What can we do with Fischer-Tropsch Products?
Industrial Case Studies
Other Industrially Important Syngas Reactions
FT Process Economics
SECTION III: FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS
Iron F-T Catalysts
Cobalt F-T Catalysts
Other FT Catalysts
Surface Science Studies Related to Fischer-Tropsch Reactions
Mechanistic Studies Related to the Fischer-Tropsch Hydrocarbon Synthesis and Some Cognate Processes
SECTION IV: ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
FT Catalyst Lifecycle
FT Syncrude: To Refine or Upgrade?
SECTION V: FUTURE PROSPECTS
New Directions in FT