Fischer-Tropsch Technology

Fischer-Tropsch Technology

1st Edition - October 30, 2004

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  • Editors: Andre Steynberg, Mark Dry
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472799

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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.

Key Features

* Is the first publication to cover the theory and application for modern Fischer Tropsch technology
* Contains comprehensive knowledge on all aspects relevant to the application of Fischer Tropsch technology
* No other publication looks at past, present and future applications


Researchers and engineers active in the development and implementation of FT technology, and students in chemistry and chemical engineering

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

    4. Fluidization Fundamentals and the Sasol
    Advanced Synthol (Sas) Reactors

    5. Design And Scale-Up of Fluidized Bed FT Reactors

    6. Design And Scale-Up for Multi-Tubular Fixed Bed
    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 Fuels
    and Chemicals

    3. Commercial FT Plants

    4. Introduction to the Gas Loop

    5. Options for the Production of High Value

    6. Coal Conversion using FT Technology

    7. Environmental Aspects
    Chapter 6. Processing of Primary FT Products
    1. 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 LTFT
    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 and
    Reaction Pathways in the Fischer-Tropsch

    2. Rate of Co-Consumption in the FT Synthesis

    3. Product Distributions

    4. Controlling Selectivity in the FT Synthesis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 722
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2004
  • Published: October 30, 2004
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472799

About the Editors

Andre Steynberg

Affiliations and Expertise

P.O. Box 1, Sasolburg, 1947, South Africa

Mark Dry

Affiliations and Expertise

Catalysis Research Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, 7701, South Africa

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