Fischer-Tropsch process

noun

variants or less commonly Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
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: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Fischer-Tropsch process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fischer-Tropsch%20process. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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