Modelling of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in a Fluidized Bed Reactor
The FT reaction involves the conversion of syngas which is derived from natural gas or coal to different kinds of products according to the operating conditions and the type of the catalyst. In other words, it is a practical way to convert solid fuel (coal) and natural gas to various hydrocarbons (C1-C60) and oxygenates such as alkanes, alkenes etc. The main products of the reaction are naphtha and gasoline. This paper deals with developing a proper product distribution model for FT process using the appropriate kinetic model, optimizing the respective rate constants while applying them in product distribution equations. The results revealed only 8.09% deviations from the olefin experimental data and 10.27% deviations from the paraffin experimental data being acceptable when compared with previous open literature data.
M. Kazemeini et al., "Modelling of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in a Fluidized Bed Reactor", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 586, pp. 274-281, 2012