Fischer–Tropsch process

noun \¦fishə(r)¦trōp|sh-, -rȯp|, -räp|\
variants: less commonly

Fischer–Tropsch synthesis

\¦fishə(r)¦trōp|sh-, -rȯp|, -räp|\

Definition of Fischer–Tropsch process

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fischer–tropsch process

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


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