Catalysis Letters

, Volume 147, Issue 3, pp 704–715 | Cite as

Factors Associated with Accurate Analysis of Fischer–Tropsch Products

  • Kang Xiao
  • Xingzhen Qi
  • Xinxing Wang
  • Dong Lv
  • Mingxiong Zhu
  • Liangshu ZhongEmail author


Accurate analysis of Fischer–Tropsch (FT) products is very important for reaction mechanism and kinetics studies. However, it is rather complex since many factors in collecting, measurement and GC analysis have influences on the results. These factors should be considered in research to avoid possible artifacts. In this paper, some issues and considerations in FT products analysis were discussed. To obtain reliable results, it is recommended to collect samples after the steady state of the reaction reached without further catalyst reconstruction and net products accumulation. Products collection fraction should be in acceptable range besides commonly calculated balances. The physical separation of different phases of products should be as complete as possible and the identification of different products in GC analysis should be checked carefully.

Graphical Abstract


Fischer–Tropsch Products analysis Error study Syngas CO hydrogenation 



This work is financially supported by State Key Fundamental Research Program (Ministry of Science and Technology of China, No. 2011CBA00501), Shanghai Municipal Science, Technology Commission, China (Grant Nos. 11DZ1200300 and 11ZR1436200) and NUPTSF (Grant Nos. NY215016 and NY215079).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kang Xiao
    • 1
  • Xingzhen Qi
    • 2
  • Xinxing Wang
    • 2
  • Dong Lv
    • 2
  • Mingxiong Zhu
    • 3
  • Liangshu Zhong
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Materials Science & EngineeringNanjing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.CAS Key Laboratory of Low-Carbon Conversion Science and Engineering, Shanghai Advanced Research InstituteChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Jiulongpo Environmental Protection Bureau of ChongqingChongqingPeople’s Republic of China

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