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A natural gas to liquids process model for optimal operation

Panahi, Mehdi, Rafiee, Ahmad, Skogestad, Sigurd and Hillestad, Magne 2011. A natural gas to liquids process model for optimal operation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51 (1) , pp. 425-433. 10.1021/ie2014058

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Abstract

The design and optimization of a natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids (GTL) process is considered, mainly from the view of maximizing the variable income during operation. Autothermal reforming (ATR) is used for synthesis gas production. The kinetic model for Fischer–Tropsch (FT) reactions is the one given by Iglesia et al. for a cobalt-based FT reactor. For the product distribution, three alternative expressions for the chain growth factor α are compared.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: American Chemical Society
ISSN: 0888-5885
Date of Acceptance: 17 November 2011
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/98624

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