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Nitriding of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029503D
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-01

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Abstract

A process for preparing a Fischer- Tropsch hydrocarbon synthesis catalyst by reducing a precursor to the catalyst with hydrogen in a first pretreatment step, and nitriding the reduced catalyst with NH3 and no H2 in a second step. The use of the catalyst in a process for producing higher paraffins, alcohols and olefins selectively, by reacting hydrogen with carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst substantially as described herein above. In a preferred embodiment of the invention there is provided a process for producing linear paraffins, alcohols and olefins selectively.