Multiscale modeling of complex kinetics on metal surfaces: Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
fuels base chemicals Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis metal catalysis
Project description

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis offers the possibility to convert coal, natural gas or biomass to high-quality fuels or base chemicals. Complete control of the process is, however, only possible when the complex kinetics that take place on the metal surface are unraveled.