Development of a kinetic model for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over a Ru promoted Co/Al2O3 catalyst in a slurry reactor

Tejas Bhatelia, Wenping Ma, Gary Jacobs, Burtron H. Davis, Dragomir B. Bukur

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Abstract

A detailed kinetic model for hydrocarbon formation rate over a wide range of operating conditions by using a stirred tank slurry reactor (STSR), which closely mimics the kinetics of the commercialized slurry process, is put forward. Kinetics of the Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis over 0.27% Ru 25% Co/Al2O3 catalyst was studied using the STSR. Hydrogen-assisted dissociative adsorption of CO followed by hydrogenation of dissociatively adsorbed CO was the likely path for formation of the monomer (methylene) and was the likely rate controlling step in F-T synthesis. Rates obtained from the best kinetic model provided a satisfactory fit to the experimental data. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety (Chicago, IL 3/13-17/2011).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780816910670
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, 11AIChE - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 13 Mar 201117 Mar 2011

Other

Other2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, 11AIChE
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period13/3/1117/3/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Bhatelia, T., Ma, W., Jacobs, G., Davis, B. H., & Bukur, D. B. (2011). Development of a kinetic model for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over a Ru promoted Co/Al2O3 catalyst in a slurry reactor. In 11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings American Institute of Chemical Engineers.