Fischer-Tropsch Technology

Edited by André Steynberg and Mark Dry 
Elsevier Science  October 2004  

Hardcover  722 pp  ISBN 9780444513540      £156.00
This book
  • 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
  • Looks at past, present and future applications
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.


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. 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 Hydrocarbons
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 Products

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 Synthesis
2. Rate of Co-Consumption in the FT Synthesis
3. Product Distributions
4. Controlling Selectivity in the FT Synthesis

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