Integral method of analysis of fischer-tropsch synthesis reactions in a catalyst pellet

Ravindra S. Dixit, Lawrence L. Tavlarides

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Abstract

A generalized integral method is developed to analyze complex reactions in a catalyst pellet. This method is valid for any kinetics and takes into account both internal and external heat and mass transfer effects. The integral equations are solved for a Fischer-Tropsch kinetic model to obtain effectiveness factors. Isothermal multiplicities are observed for low values of the surface coverage parameter α(α = 1/K1pco,0), and low values of the parameter σ21 (ratio of Thiele moduli for H2 and CO). The effectiveness factor is mildly sensitive to the external resistances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-544
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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