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 Reactors
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 Reactors 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. Feedst


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About the editors

André 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