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Structured catalyst bed and method for conversion of feed materials to chemical products and liquid fuels

United States Patent

January 24, 2012
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The present invention is a structured monolith reactor and method that provides for controlled Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis. The invention controls mass transport limitations leading to higher CO conversion and lower methane selectivity. Over 95 wt % of the total product liquid hydrocarbons obtained from the monolithic catalyst are in the carbon range of C.sub.5-C.sub.18. The reactor controls readsorption of olefins leading to desired products with a preselected chain length distribution and enhanced overall reaction rate. And, liquid product analysis shows readsorption of olefins is reduced, achieving a narrower FT product distribution.
Wang; Yong (Richland, WA), Liu; Wei (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 393,837
February 26, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO-1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.