Fischer-Tropsch process


Fischer-Tropsch process
/fish"euhr trohpsh", -tropsh"/, Chem.
a catalytic hydrogenation method to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels from carbon monoxide.
[1930-35; named after F. Fischer (d. 1948), and H. Tropsch (d. 1935), German chemists]

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