Fischer-Tropsch process

variants: or less commonly Fischer-Tropsch synthesis \ ¦fishə(r)¦trōp|sh-​ , -​rȯp| , -​räp| \

Definition of Fischer-Tropsch process

: a process originated in Germany especially for producing liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon fuels (as gasoline or gas oil) by passing a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen over metal or other catalysts at elevated temperatures and at normal or higher pressures — see oxyl process, synthesis gas

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History and Etymology for Fischer-Tropsch process

after Franz Fischer †1948 German chemist and Hans Tropsch †1935 German chemist born in Czechoslovakia

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“Fischer-Tropsch process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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