Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 2328-2335

Modelling of Fischer-Tropsch catalytic synthesis by pattern recognition method. Chemisorption of hydrogen on metals

Karel Kuchynkaa, Jiří Fusekb and Oldřich Štroufb

a The J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 121 38 Prague 2
b Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 250 68 Řež


Forty nine metals characterized by a set of fifteen fundamental physical variables were classified with respect to chemisorption of hydrogen. Dimensionality reduction of this physical model led to the determination of nine linearly almost independent variables. This reduced set discriminated the chemisorbing metals from the inactive ones to a satisfactory extent. The physico-chemical significance of these variables for the chemisorption of hydrogen as one of the elementary steps of Fischer-Tropsch catalytic process is discussed.