Fischer-Tropsch Technology

Edited by

  • André Steynberg, P.O. Box 1, Sasolburg, 1947, South Africa
  • Mark Dry, Catalysis Research Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, 7701, South Africa

Fischer-Tropsch Technology is a unique book for its state-of-the-art approach to Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology. This book provides an explanation of the basic principles and terminology that are required to understand the application of FT technology. It also contains comprehensive references to patents and previous publications. As the first publication to focus on theory and application, it is a contemporary reference source for students studying chemistry and chemical engineering. Researchers and engineers active in the development of FT technology will also find this book an invaluable source of information.
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Researchers and engineers active in the development and implementation of FT technology, and students in chemistry and chemical engineering


Book information

  • Published: October 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51354-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Fischer-Tropsch Technology (A.P. Steynberg) 1. Orientation
2. Interest and Challenges
3. The Three Basic Process Steps
4. Patents
5. Catalysts
6. Fischer-Tropsch Reactors
7. Historical Background
8. Pioneer Technology Development
9. Basic Studies Chapter 2. Fischer-Tropsch Reactors (A. P. Steynberg et al.).
1. Types of Reactor in Commercial Use
2. Historical Development
3. Design Approach for Modern Slurry Phase Reactors
4. Fluidization Fundamentals and the SasolAdvanced Synthol (Sas) Reactors
5. Design And Scale-Up of Fluidized Bed FT Reactors
6. Design And Scale-Up for Multi-Tubular Fixed BedReactors Chapter 3. Chemical Concepts used for Engineering Purposes (M.E. Dry) 1. Stoichiometry
2. Conversion
3. Selectivity
4. Synthesis Gas Composition and the FT Reactions
5. Conversion And Selectivity Evaluation
6. Primary and Secondary FT Reactions
7. Ft Product Distributions
8. Selectivity At Typical Commercial Conditions
9. FT Selectivity Control Chapter 4. Synthesis Gas Production for FT Synthesis (K. Aasberg-Petersen et al.).1. Introduction
2. Synthesis Gas Preparation via Reforming
3. Synthesis Gas Preparationn via Gasification Chapter 5. Commercial FT Process Application (M.E. Dry, A.P. Steynberg)
1. Feedstock and Technology Combinations
2. Alternative Routes for the Production of Fuelsand Chemicals
3. Commercial FT Plants
4. Introduction to the Gas Loop
5. Options for the Production of High ValueHydrocarbons
6. Coal Conversion using FT Technology
7. Environmental Aspects Chapter 6. Processing of Primary FT Products1. Introduction
2. Historical Perspective
3. Upgrading of High Temperature Fischer-Tropsch(HTFT) Products
4. Refinery Integration
5. The Future of HTFT Refining
6. Upgrading of Low Temperature Fischer-Tropsch(LTFT) Products
7. Characteristics of the LTFT Distillate Products
8. Large Scale Production of High Value LTFTProducts Chapter 7. FT Catalysts 1. Introduction
2. Catalyst Preparation and Characterisation
3. Catalyst Deactivation During FT Synthesis
4. FT Kinetics Chapter 8. Basic Studies 1. Surface Species, Reaction Intermediates andReaction Pathways in the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
2. Rate of Co-Consumption in the FT Synthesis
3. Product Distributions
4. Controlling Selectivity in the FT Synthesis