Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in microchannels
|Author||Almeida, L. C.
Echave, F. Javier
Centeno Gallego, Miguel Ángel
Souza Aguiar, E. F.
Odriozola Gordón, José Antonio
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Química Inorgánica|
|Published in||Chemical Engineering Journal, 167, 536-544.|
|Abstract||Different metallic supports (aluminum foams of 40ppi, honeycomb monolith and micromonolith of 350 and 1180cpsi, respectively) have been loaded with a 20%Co-0.5%Re/Î³-Al2O3 catalyst by the washcoating method. Layers of different thicknesses have been...
Different metallic supports (aluminum foams of 40ppi, honeycomb monolith and micromonolith of 350 and 1180cpsi, respectively) have been loaded with a 20%Co-0.5%Re/Î³-Al2O3 catalyst by the washcoating method. Layers of different thicknesses have been deposited onto the metallic supports. The catalytic coatings were characterized measuring their textural properties, adhesion and morphology. These structured catalysts have been tested in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) and compared with a microchannel block presenting perpendicular channels for reaction and cooling. The selectivity depends on the type of support used and mainly on the thickness of the layer deposited. In general, the C5+ selectivity decreased at increasing CO conversion for all of the systems (powder, monoliths, foams and microchannels block). On the other hand, the selectivity to methane increased with the thickness of the catalytic layer due to the higher effective H2/CO ratio over the active sites resulting from the higher diffusivity of H2 compared with CO in the liquid products filling the pores. The C5+ selectivity of the microchannels reactor is higher than that of the structured supports and the powder catalyst.
|Cite||Almeida, L.C., Echave, F.J., Sanz, O., Centeno Gallego, M.Á., Arzamendi, G., Gandía, L.M.,...,Odriozola Gordón, J.A. (2011). Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in microchannels. Chemical Engineering Journal, 167, 536-544.|
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2010.09.091Editor´s version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2010.09.091