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Fischer-Tropsch Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444513540, 9780080472799

Fischer-Tropsch Technology, Volume 152

1st Edition

Editors: André Steynberg Mark Dry
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444513540
eBook ISBN: 9780080472799
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 30th October 2004
Page Count: 722
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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.).
  10. Types of Reactor in Commercial Use
  11. Historical Development
  12. Design Approach for Modern Slurry Phase Reactors
  13. Fluidization Fundamentals and the Sasol Advanced Synthol (Sas) Reactors
  14. Design And Scale-Up of Fluidized Bed FT Reactors
  15. Design And Scale-Up for Multi-Tubular Fixed Bed Reactors
    Chapter 3. Chemical Concepts used for Engineering Purposes (M.E. Dry)
  16. Stoichiometry
  17. Conversion
  18. Selectivity
  19. Synthesis Gas Composition and the FT Reactions
  20. Conversion And Selectivity Evaluation
  21. Primary and Secondary FT Reactions
  22. Ft Product Distributions
  23. Selectivity At Typical Commercial Conditions
  24. FT Selectivity Control
    Chapter 4. Synthesis Gas Production for FT Synthesis (K. Aasberg-Petersen et al.).
  25. Introduction
  26. Synthesis Gas Preparation via Reforming
  27. Synthesis Gas Preparationn via Gasification Chapter 5. Commercial FT Process Application (M.E. Dry, A.P. Steynberg)
  28. Feedstock and Technology Combinations
  29. Alternative Routes for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals
  30. Commercial FT Plants
  31. Introduction to the Gas Loop
  32. Options for the Production of High Value Hydrocarbons
  33. Coal Conversion using FT Technology
  34. Environmental Aspects
    Chapter 6. Processing of Primary FT Products
  35. Introduction
  36. Historical Perspective
  37. Upgrading of High Temperature Fischer-Tropsch (HTFT) Products
  38. Refinery Integration
  39. The Future of HTFT Refining
  40. Upgrading of Low Temperature Fischer-Tropsch (LTFT) Products
  41. Characteristics of the LTFT Distillate Products
  42. Large Scale Production of High Value LTFT Products
    Chapter 7. FT Catalysts
  43. Introduction
  44. Catalyst Preparation and Characterisation
  45. Catalyst Deactivation During FT Synthesis
  46. FT Kinetics
    Chapter 8. Basic Studies
  47. Surface Species, Reaction Intermediates and Reaction Pathways in the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
  48. Rate of Co-Consumption in the FT Synthesis
  49. Product Distributions
  50. Controlling Selectivity in the FT Synthesis


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


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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