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Catalysis in the Refining of Fischer-Tropsch Syncrude (Hardback)
  • Catalysis in the Refining of Fischer-Tropsch Syncrude (Hardback)

Catalysis in the Refining of Fischer-Tropsch Syncrude (Hardback)

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Hardback 294 Pages / Published: 15/12/2010
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Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS) has been used on a commercial scale for more than eighty years. It was initially developed for strategic reasons because it offered a source of transportation fuels that was independent from crude oil. Unlike crude, Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude is rich in olefins and oxygenates, while being sulphur and nitrogen free. Consequently, the catalysis involved in refining it is significantly different and only a few catalysts have been developed for the purpose. Until now, an account of this topic has been missing from the literature, despite mounting interest in the technology. This is the first book to provide a review and analysis of the literature (journal and patent) on the catalysis needed to refine syncrude to transportation fuels. It specifically highlights the impact of oxygenates and how oxygenates affect selectivity and deactivation. This aspect is also related to the refining of biomass derived liquids. Topics covered include: dimerisation / oligomerisation, isomerisation / hydroisomerisation, catalytic cracking / hydrocracking and hydrogenation, catalytic reforming, aromatic alkylation, etherification, dehydration, and some oxygenate and wax specific conversions.

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9781849730808
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm

'This book provides an in-depth look at some of the technologies and processes used to upgrade synfuel stocks, including oligomerization, isomerisation, cracking/hydrocracking and hydrotreating.'
'This book provides an excellent and comprehensive evaluation of the catalytic processes for syncrude conversion to useful products such as fuel and oils.''The writing style is very clear and explains the processes concisely and simply'. * Stewart Brown *

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