Phenomenological Kinetics of a Solid-Fluid Catalytic Reaction: the Case of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis with Plasma Spray-Derived Nano-Iron Carbides

J. Blanchard, N. Abatzoglou & F. Gitzhofer
Exponentially­improved calculation capacities during the last 20 years have provided the reaction engineering field with powerful tools for better integration of complex reaction mechanisms into kinetics and consequent reactor simulation. However, even in relatively simpler reactions, the prevailing mechanisms and their associated elementary reaction steps are rather difficult to define with precision. This work extends the application of previously­proposed methodology, relying on reaction severity factors as part of the development of phenomenological kinetics for such...